World United Airlines Investigating Who Leaked Ted Cruz's Cancun Flight Info
Sen. Ted Cruz flew to Cancun for vacation during a winter storm that left millions of Texans without power: report
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas flew to Cancun this week, Fox News reported Thursday. His vacation coincided with one of the worst winter storms Texas has experienced in years. More than 2.7 million households were without power, as of Wednesday morning. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas flew to Cancun this week while his constituents continue to struggle with one of the worst winter storms in years, Fox News reported Thursday.
United Airlines has begun investigating who leaked Republican Texas Senator's flight information for his retrurn trip from Cancun, Mexico to Texas earlier this week.
Cruz faced widespread criticism for traveling to the Mexican beach spot while millions of his constituents in his home state wentA few Texans during the storms.
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ran to the friendly turf of Fox News on Thursday night for his first post-Cancun TV interview, once again throwing his young daughters under the bus while letting Fox viewers know that he immediately had “second thoughts” as he escaped a frozen, powerless Texas for a tropical getaway. At the same time, Cruz was forced to admit that Fox News host Sean Hannity’s defense of his Cancun trip was not truthful. The Texas lawmakerAt the same time, Cruz was forced to admit that Fox News host Sean Hannity’s defense of his Cancun trip was not truthful.
Around noon on Thursday, Edward Russell, lead airlines reporter at the travel industry publication Skift, said onthat a source at told him that "Senator Ted Cruz rebooked his flight back to Houston from Cancun for this afternoon at around 6 a.m. today (Thursday)."
"[Cruz] was originally scheduled to return on Saturday," Russell added.
Spoke to a source at United Airlines, Senator Ted Cruz 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.https://t.co/QV9xgibIQ9— Edward Russell (@ByERussell) February 18, 2021
United Airlines told Newsweek on Friday that "It's against United's policies to share personal information about our customers and we are investigating this incident."
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It's not yet clear if the Republican has left the country as some photos on social media have suggested.Photos circulating on social media overnight appeared to show the senator at an airport and on an airplane. The idea that Cruz and his family had flown to Mexico soon spread on Twitter.
Online commenters and politiciansCruz on Wednesday night when pictures appeared online of Cruz and his wife, Heidi Cruz, at the airport. The pictures showed Cruz and his wife in Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport waiting to board their flight.
Cruz garnered even more criticism on Thursday after the senator attempted to explain his trip.
"With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them," Cruz said. "My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas," he added.
When confronted on Thursday by a reporter in the Cancun airport, Cruz said he was returning homecut off by the storms. He later called the trip "a mistake" and said he decided to come back after witnessing the controversy his trip had caused online.
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The Texas senator has faced a backlash after being photographed flying to Mexico amid the crisis in his home state.Photos of the prominent Republican heading to Mexico with his family went viral amid the ongoing problems posed by the winter storm in Texas. Cruz did not immediately confirm whether it was him traveling despite the mounting backlash during his silence.
The Texascalled Cruz's actions "disturbing and disappointing" and told him to resign. and Cruz's former political rival him.
"[Cruz] is vacationing in Cancun right now when people are literally freezing to death in the state that he was elected to represent and serve," O'Rourke told.
After returning to his Houston home, Cruz was met by angry protesters. Numerous for leaving the state during a moment of crisis. The progressive political action committee No Excuses has also pledged slamming Cruz for his travel.
The senator was alsowhere users compared him to Central and South American immigrants who try and cross the southern U.S. border to experience better living conditions. Photos of have also gone viral on social media.
Unprecedented snowfall and record-breaking cold temperatures initially left over 4 million Texas residents without power and heat as the state's electrical gridearlier this week. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), a non-profit board that oversees the electrical grid, has said it is unsure when power will be fully restored.
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Senator Ted Cruz is facing calls to resign after flying with his family to Cancun on Wednesday night where, his wife told friends, rooms at the Ritz-Carlton where they planned to stay cost $309 a night.A digital billboard emblazoned with the message "Texans Froze. Ted Fled" has been seen on the side of a truck was reportedly spotted driving through Houston by Fox 26 journalist Natalie Hee.
In a Thursday update, the state's Republican Governorsaid that he had requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government. The declaration would allow those harmed by the storms to apply for federal funds to compensate any losses not covered by insurance.
Critics Accuse Ted Cruz of 'Fake Compassion' As He Hands Out Water After Mexico Trip .
Pictures posted on his official Twitter account showed the lawmaker handing out bottles of water in Texas, two days after returning to the disaster-hit state.The Republican lawmaker has been under fire over his decision to fly to Cancun as a winter storm—and a creaking power grid—left millions without electricity and latterly without drinking water throughout the state.