"Seriously", Heidi Cruz appears to have written.
A series of leaked text messages have thrown cold water on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's wife Heidi Cruz talking to neighbors about a getaway to Cancun as the state endures freezing temperatures and widespread power outages.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wears a protective mask while departing the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2021. "Is everyone warm? That's a must! So right now we've got a bunch of the neighborhood kids all over playing with our girls, because their parents lost power and our house was lucky". "Remember, it was Cruz who hammered the mayor of Austin for telling his residents to stay home for the holidays then hopping on a flight to Cabo".
Demonstrators stand in front of Cruz's Houston home demanding his resignation.
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His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the BBC. The same person familiar with the trip confirmed to CNN that Cruz is booked on a flight from Cancun back to Houston on Thursday afternoon.
The senator from Texas was lambasted Thursday after photos of him at the airport heading to Cancun on Wednesday afternoon surfaced and spread through social media.
The Texas lawmaker, his wife and daughters are among tens of thousands of USA tourists who have traveled to Mexico between the end of 2021 and start of the New Year. He said he accompanied his family to Mexico a day earlier after his daughters asked to go on a trip with friends, given that school was cancelled for the week. "Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon", he said.
Seth Rogen did not mince his words when expressing his thoughts on Ted Cruz's response to the crisis Texas is now enduring, calling the senator two different types of "motherf*****". "Though Cruz claims he was alway at the helm". But as more information about the trip became clear Thursday, the senator's explanation began to crumble.
But comedy star Seth Rogen isn't buying it, and the Canadian made his opinion clear on Twitter, where he said: "I think Ted Cruz is desperately trying to rebrand from the "inspired a deadly insurrection" motherfucker to the "left my constituents to freeze to death so I could go to Cancun" motherfucker, but luckily he can be both".
Hundreds of thousands of people in Texas woke up Thursday to a fourth day without power, and a water crisis was unfolding after winter storms wreaked havoc on the state's power grid and utilities. Even Cruz called out Adler's hypocrisy at the time.
According to CBS News producer Sara Cook, Cruz said he started having second thoughts from "the moment I sat down on the plane". "I'm kidding. Wants to get the water and power back on". He again stated that his daughters wanted to go somewhere warm, and added: "We're in a unusual time where Twitter is going insane and the media is going insane".