The New York Times obtained text messages between Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi Cruz and friends in Houston making plans about leaving Texas for Cancún for a few days to get away from the winter weather.
“Text messages sent from Mrs. Cruz to friends and Houston neighbors on Wednesday revealed a hastily planned trip. Their house was ‘FREEZING,’ as Ms. Cruz put it — and she proposed a getaway until Sunday. Ms. Cruz invited others to join them at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancún, where they had stayed “many times,” noting the room price this week ($309 per night) and its good security. The text messages were provided to The New York Times and confirmed by a second person on the thread, who declined to be identified because of the private nature of the texts.”
In a statement explaining his reason for boarding a flight to Cancun as his constituents struggled to survived, Sen. Cruz claims he was just trying to be a good dad to his girls who wanted to take a trip with friends since school was cancelled. He made no mention of an extended stay, quite the opposite be implied that he was just accompanying his girls and was heading back the next day.
“With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends,” Cruz said in a statement. “Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon. My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas.
“We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe,” he added.