Ted Cruz Gets Police Escort After Returning to Texas | 22 Words

The Senator of Texas, Ted Cruz, has faced serious backlash this week after he was spotted jetting off to sunny Cancun while leaving Texas in a weather crisis.

And now, the Senator has shared photos of himself online delivering water to Texans in need...

Now, Ted Cruz is never far from controversy...

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But his latest actions might be his worst yet.

And he's left Texans appalled...

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Cruz has sparked fury more than ever after he was seen fleeing to Mexico to escape snow-stricken Texas as residents of the state continue to struggle.

The anger has been overwhelming...

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Which ultimately resulted in Cruz being forced to cut his sunny vacation short and return to Texas... with a police escort.

Keep scrolling to see what Cruz himself had to say...

Right now, a winter storm is wreaking havoc in numerous southern U.S states...

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And Texas is perhaps the worst affected.

Due to the usually warm state being 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.

And not only that, but twenty-three deaths have been reported so far...

โ€‹And as temperatures continue to fall, this number is set to rise.

It's such a terrifying time for those who are currently stranded in the state...

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And it's utterly devastating to see so many lose their homes and livelihood.

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

But with little to no options, some 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.

This is something that hasn't been experienced for decades...

And so many people and families are seriously struggling without any form of power, electricity, and hot running water.

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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Well, things have just gotten even worse... and it's all thanks to the Senator for Texas, Ted Cruz.

Instead of staying in the state and working hard to help his people...

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It was reported a few days back that he decided to pack up his bags and flee to sun-soaked Cancun in Mexico... which, of course, didn't sit well with residents who are currently living in below-freezing conditions.

Earlier this week, Cruz was spotted in a Houston airport with his family queuing for a United Airlines flight.

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 - which is exactly where he belongs during this crisis...

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

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.

And just to add to the drama even more...

Cruz was required to have a police escort as he made his way through customs at Houston airport. Yikes.

Now Cruz has shared photos of himself online.

Photos of himself delivering water to Texans in need.

He shared the photos of himself online....

And he captioned the post Texasstrong... But many are saying it's too little too late... What do you think?