Leaked texts reveal Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, discussing frigid circumstances in Texas and welcoming neighbors on a getaway journey to a resort in Cancun, Mexico at the same time as state residents have been with out energy or clear water, in line with a report Thursday.
In the texts obtained by the New York Times, Heidi Cruz reportedly informed neighbors on a bunch thread Wednesday that her dwelling was “FREEZING.” She invited neighbors to hitch the Cruz household on a visit to the Ritz-Carlton resort in Cancun, including that they’d stayed there “many times.”
“Anyone can or want to leave for the week?” she wrote, in line with the Times. “We may go to Cancun.”
Millions of Texans have been left with out energy, warmth, or clear water this week after below-freezing temperatures compromised the state’s energy grid. Critics ripped Cruz for fleeing the state for a tropical trip at the same time as his constituents struggled to remain heat with out primary requirements.
In the texts, Heidi Cruz famous that rooms have been simply $309 per evening on the resort and that the venue had good safety. She detailed a possible journey from Wednesday by means of Sunday, with direct flights to and from Cancun.
Cruz’s supply reportedly drew little curiosity from neighbors. The senator’s spouse provided the group assist in the event that they wanted.
“We have gas stove so at least we can heat water little that there is happy to help anyone we can too,” she wrote.
Representatives for Cruz didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon the texts.
Images of the senator’s household boarding a flight to Mexico first surfaced on Wednesday night. After greater than 12 hours, Cruz’s workplace acknowledged that he had taken the journey.
By the time Cruz returned dwelling to Houston on Thursday afternoon, protestors had gathered outdoors demanding his resignation. In a short assembly with reporters, Cruz mentioned the journey was “obviously a mistake.”
“As I said, really from the moment I sat on the plane, I began really second-guessing that decision,” Cruz mentioned. He famous that he was “trying to be a dad” for his younger daughters, who had the week off from faculty and have been caught at dwelling with out warmth.
When requested if he reduce his journey brief because of the political backlash, Cruz didn’t straight reply.