Ted Cruz Blames His Daughters For Controversial Cancun Trip | 22 Words

Following the anger and controversy of Ted Cruz's trip to Cancun during the snowstorm crisis in Texas, the Senator has resorted to blaming his daughters for the trip.

All we can say is... yikes. Keep scrolling to see what he had to say...

The people of Texas really aren't happy with Sen. Ted Cruz at the moment.

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Since he fled snow-stricken Texas to sun-soaked Cancun earlier this week, people have been left feeling both furious and let down by the Republican Senator.

The anger triggered by Cruz's foolish actions resulted in him returning to Texas...

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While issuing a very half-hearted apology for letting his people down during such difficult a time.

But now, Cruz has decided to shift the blame away from himself...

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And has instead blamed his very own daughters for his trip to Cancun. Yikes.

Read on to hear what the Senator had to say...

The winter storm that has been wreaking havoc across many southern U.S states is now worse than ever...

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And Texas is the worst affected.

Due to the usually warm state being completely unprepared for below-freezing temperatures, thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes...

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And the addition of heavy snowstorms has left the state completely powerless in most areas.

Shockingly so, at least twenty-four deaths have been reported so far...

​And as temperatures continue to fall, this number is set to rise.

Texans are doing their best to push through this difficult period...

But with many suffering from a loss of power, electricity, and hot running water, they have been forced to make do with what they've got.

People have been taking to social media to share some dreadful new living situations during the unbearable temperatures...

Including this Twitter user whose fan had literally frozen to the ceiling and had icicles dangling down from it.

President Biden declared a state of emergency in Texas last week...

And ordered federal assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to supplement local response efforts.

Who knows how long this nightmare will last...

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But things continue to get worse.

So, it is hardly surprising that people were utterly outraged to hear of the actions of Texan Senator Ted Cruz.

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Instead of staying in the state and working hard to help his people, it was reported earlier this week that the Republican Senator decided to pack up his bags and flee to sun-soaked Cancun in Mexico.

Of course, this didn't sit well with Texas' residents...

Who are currently living and struggling in below-freezing conditions.

Now, Cruz was spotted in a Houston airport with his wife and daughters queuing for a United Airlines flight earlier this week.

It is strongly believed by the person who took the pictures that the Senator boarded a flight that departed at 4.44 pm and landed in Cancun at 7.52 pm.

TMZ also reported that Cruz's wife sent a text message to friends just before the family left for Mexico...

Saying their house was "freezing" and revealing plans to stay until Sunday and inviting others along.

If the report is true, it's a much different story than the Senator's statement claiming he was only going to drop his girls off in Cancun.

Of course, this sparked even more anger and resulted in the Texas Democratic Party calling on Cruz to resign.

"Ted Cruz jetting off to Mexico while Texans remain dying in the cold isn't surprising but it is deeply disturbing and disappointing," Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said.

"Cruz is emblematic of what the Texas Republican Party and its leaders have become: weak, corrupt, inept, and self-serving politicians who don't give a damn about the people they were elected to represent. They were elected by the people but have no interest or intent of doing their jobs."

Well, Cruz seems to be backtracking following the outrage...

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As the Senator was spotted on a flight back to Houston yesterday afternoon.

Cruz is now back in Texas...

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And in a very awkward statement to ABC News, the Senator said his travels were "obviously a mistake" and "in hindsight, I wouldn't have done it."

Of course, he failed to issue any form of apology to the people of Texas who are continuing to suffer.

"The moment I sat on that plane I really began second-guessing that decision."

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"It had been my intention to work remotely, to be on the phone and to be on the internet... but I needed to be here."

He also claimed he was just "trying to be a dad" which isn't at all an excuse for fleeing a crisis and leaving the people of his state to suffer.

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"When you've got 2 girls who have been cold for 2 days and haven't had heater power and they're saying, 'Hey, look! We don't have school why don't we get out of here!' I think there are a lot of parents who would be like, 'If I can do this, great!'."

So he's pretty much blamed his 2 daughters for fleeing the country. Okay, then.

And to throw his daughters under the bus even more...

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Cruz said in a statement released yesterday:

"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 last night and am flying back this afternoon."

Who knows what this means for Cruz's future as the Senator of Texas...

And we're really not sure how he's going to come back from this one.

Our thoughts go out to those currently living in Texas during this horrific conditions.