The Funniest Tweets about Ted Cruz's Trip to Cancun

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Although electricity has been restored in most of the state, supermarkets are reported to be running out of food and 13 million - half of the state's population - are under "boil water" orders, with more than 300,000 still without power after five days.

Cruz admitted on Thursday that his trip, which sparked a furious outcry among his freezing constituents, had been a mistake.

When he returned to Texas on Thursday, he told reporters at the airport that his daughters asked him on Wednesday if they could take a trip with friends to Cancun.

The text messages sent to and reviewed by Insider contradict Cruz's previous explanation for the trip, where he pinned it to his daughters' request for a getaway during a school break.

"So many elected leaders in Texas have failed their constituents", the New York Democrat wrote in an email.

When he said he was planning on working from home in Mexico...

"Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon", adding, "From the moment I sat on the plane, I began really second-guessing that decision".

"They are taking vacations and leaving the country, so they don't have to deal with this, and we are freezing to death".

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"This has been an infuriating week for Texans", he said. The two-term senator's current term expires in early 2025.

'And Heidi and I, as parents, we said OK, sure.

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'We lost power for two days, we lost power, we had no heat, ' he said.

The United States rejoined the Paris climate accord on Friday even as a Texas-sized political controversy erupted in the country over collapsed power grids and water supply disruption - widely attributed to global warming - in the Republican-run state. She said officers "monitored his movements" while Cruz was at the airport.

U.S. Capitol Police officials and the Senate sergeant-at-arms have encouraged lawmakers and their staff to be conscious of potential threats and to consider advising law enforcement about their travel at airports and other transportation hubs. Cruz's office and called Heidi Cruz for comment. "Literally." By Thursday morning, Cruz had booked himself a return trip to Texas, claiming it was always his plan to turn right back around after escorting his family to Mexico (despite packing an enormous suitcase and reportedly booking his initial return ticket for Saturday). He wore a golf shirt, jeans and a face mask in the style of the Texas state flag.

Ted Cruz and his family left their poodle Snowflake behind when they jetted off to Mexico, it has emerged, with the dog remaining in the unheated Houston house as the Cruzes sunned themselves. It's frustrating for millions of Texans.

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