Sen. Cruz Criticized for Mexico Trip Amid Texas Crisis

The Texas senator said in a statement that he flew down because his daughters "asked to take a trip with friends."

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GAGE JACKSON: Senator Ted Cruz is facing criticism for vacationing in Mexico while his home state of Texas grappled with the winter crisis. Cruz said in a statement that he flew down for one night to join his family in Cancun, but is flying back this afternoon. While his on-the-ground role in Texas is minimal, elected officials typically head home during natural disasters to offer any help they can to their constituents.