San Antonio’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Photos circulating on Twitter late Wednesday purport to show Texas Senator Ted Cruz on a flight to Cancun, Mexico, during the state‘s historic disaster. One sleuth cited clues from a photo that puts Cruz inside the Houston International Airport near the terminal for a United flight to Cancun at 4:10 p.m. Less than an hour later, UA1020 departed for Cancun and landed at 7:52 p.m., online flight records show.
Keith Edwards, a Democratic operative who worked on Georgia Senator Jon Ossof’s campaign, tweeted that people who were on the flight with Cruz had confirmed to him the photos veracity in direct messages. Nothing on Cruz’s most recent Twitter timeline mentions travel. He has shared resources for the storm, including information on a warming center in San Antonio and a request for residents of South Texas to donate blood if they’re able.
#Cancun is #1 on Twitter this morning. I’m not 100% convinced but the furor is something to see.
Caught tonight! @TedCruz fleeing to CANCUN while his home state freezes with no running water or electricity
— Make it Rain ☔️🎸 (@Trx1000) February 18, 2021
Guess which US Senator from Texas flew to Cancun while the state was freezing to death and having to boil water? pic.twitter.com/fNY00EmMMR
— Gene Wu (@GeneforTexas) February 18, 2021
Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they’ve visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn’t much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing. pic.twitter.com/6nPiVWtdxe
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) February 18, 2021
if it’s not Ted Cruz the guy who has to go through life looking that much like Ted Cruz does deserve the vacation
— Jen Statsky (@jenstatsky) February 18, 2021
Let’s not jump to conclusions. Ted Cruz might not be taking a holiday during a deadly ice storm in his state. It’s entirely possible he wants to incite an insurrection in Cancun.
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) February 18, 2021