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  • US Senator Ted Cruz returned to a storm of criticism in Houston, Texas, on Thursday after flying to Mexico for vacation as millions of Texans struggle through a deadly deep freeze.

  • In a statement earlier this week, Cruz said he flew to the resort town of Cancun with his family at the request of his young daughters.

  • But he ultimately cut his trip short after critics slammed his comments.

  • Speaking to reporters Thursday, Cruz called the trip miss take and assured Texans he was working with officials to restore power across the state.

  • You know, I have to admit I started having second thoughts almost the moment I sat down on the plane.

  • Viewed as a presidential hopeful for 2024 Cruz is now facing calls to resign as further details of his vacation emerge in text messages obtained by American Bridge, a Democratic political group.

  • Cruz's wife, Heidi, had asked neighbors whether they wanted to join the family in Cancun.

  • In December, Cruz had criticized Mayor Stephen Adler of Austin, Texas, for traveling to Mexico while telling others not to do so during the global health crisis.

  • His aborted trip comes as some 2.7 million Texans remained paralyzed by freezing temperatures, power and water outages.

  • Nearly two dozen people have died due to the cold snap so far.

US Senator Ted Cruz returned to a storm of criticism in Houston, Texas, on Thursday after flying to Mexico for vacation as millions of Texans struggle through a deadly deep freeze.

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Ted Cruz expresses regret for controversial Cancun trip

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/20
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