Washington: US Senator Ted Cruz flew to the Mexican resort city of Cancun with his family, Fox News reported, as millions of his fellow Texans struggled through a deadly deep freeze, sparking a slew of criticism.
The high-profile Republican lawmaker, 50, faced widespread criticism as photos circulated on social media showing him in an airport line, in a passenger lounge, aboard an airliner and departing an airport in Mexico. It was unclear when the photos were taken and Cruz’s Senate office did not respond to multiple queries.
Fox News said Cruz flew to Cancun with his family, quoting an unidentified Republican source who said: “The photos speak for themselves.”
Cruz’s social media pages and official website made no mention of the photos. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 2016.