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Cruz on vacation in Mexico as storm slams Texas

Senator Ted Cruz Ted Cruz’s 2020 tweet about California blackouts comes back to bite him in the ass
Gustavo Carr | 18 February, 2021, 18:54

Ted Cruz has traveled to Mexico for a family vacation as his home state struggles with a powerful winter storm that left many residents without power or safe drinking water.

Congress is not in session this week following the President's Day holiday.

Dallas resident Brandon Friedman compared the response of several Texas Republicans - including Cruz, Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick - to the California power outages.

CNN has repeatedly reached out to Cruz's office and people in his orbit late Wednesday night and Thursday morning but they did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

The revelation opens Cruz to significant criticism in Texas and beyond as he contemplates the possibility of a second presidential run in 2024.

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But there is no federal prohibition on charging a former president for acts committed while in office. President Joe Biden has largely distanced himself from passing judgement on the trial or the verdict.

The Lone Star State's brush with a grid-crippling climate catastrophe has reminded numerous downright antipathetic reactions Texas Republicans had last summer, when extreme heat necessitated rolling blackouts in parts of California.

Texas is now experiencing a historic deep freeze, which has killed at least 21 people and knocked out power to more than 4 million people across the state.

In Austin, some hospitals faced a loss in water pressure and in some cases, heat. The Dem-led state's enthusiasm for green energy sources has become a popular preoccupation for the climate change-denying, pro-petroleum crowd, and Senator Ted Cruz, Senator John Cornyn, and others didn't miss the opportunity to ham-handedly politicize people's suffering on social media. The Republican Accountability Project earlier this month kicked off a $1 million billboard campaign calling on congressional members, including Cruz, to resign. The Capitol was attacked. Sen.

Despite Cruz's concession, many were quick to point out that the senator had not actually issued an apology to Californians or the politicians he criticized in his original tweet. "Sen. Cruz will continue to work for 29 million Texans in the Senate".