‘Obviously a Mistake’: Cruz Returns from Cancun After Uproar

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz faced widespread condemnation for taking a tropical vacation with his family in Mexico while his home state was paralyzed by a deadly winter storm.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, on the fifth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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DALLAS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz faced widespread condemnation on Thursday for taking a tropical vacation with his family in Mexico while his home state was paralyzed by a deadly winter storm that left many without power or safe drinking water. As criticism of the trip mounted, Cruz returned to Texas and said it was “obviously a mistake.” Cruz is already one of the most villainized Republicans in Congress, having created adversaries across the…

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