Cruz at first insisted on Thursday that his trip to Cancun, Mexico, in the middle of a power and water crisis in Texas, was at the behest of his daughters and skirted the issue of when he originally planned to return.
But earlier that day, Edward Russell, a reporter at travel news website Skift, tweeted that he had talked to a source at United who said Cruz had “rebooked his flight back to Houston from Cancun for this afternoon at around 6 a.m. today (Thursday). He was originally scheduled to return on Saturday.”
“It’s against United’s policies to share personal information about our customers and we are investigating this incident,” the United executive said in a statement provided exclusively to POLITICO. The executive noted that the leaker could be terminated.
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SCOOP: United Airlines is investigating who leaked data revealing when Sen. Ted Cruz originally planned to return to his frozen home state of Texas, a United executive told me. The source added that the leaker, if found, could be fired. https://t.co/GN91P9ccrR
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