Cruz Cancun Trip Triggers Mainstream Media

After losing power like most of Texas, Senator Ted Cruz took his family to Cancun. While admitting it was a mistake, he called the media circus a distraction.


As Texas was slammed with a winter storm that left wide swaths of the state without power, Texas Senator Ted Cruz came under criticism for taking his family to Cancun, Mexico after their Houston residence lost electricity.


  • After cutting his trip short, Cruz addressed reporters outside his home, saying “it was obviously a mistake and in hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it”, saying he wanted to take care of his daughters who requested to go somewhere warmer.
  • In an interview with local station KTRK, Cruz said he regrets the distraction from “the real issues” his travel has created.
  • The Hill reporting of the crisis in Texas compared Cruz’s vacation plans to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s scandal over nursing home deaths, cautioning the perils of “disaster politics.”
  • Politico grouped Cruz in with current Governor Greg Abbott and former Governor Rick Perry as a trio who have made missteps in dealing with the state’s weather crisis.

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