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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he went to Mexico amidst crisis because he wanted to be "a good dad"
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he went to Mexico amidst crisis because he wanted to be "a good dad"
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Cruz said in an earlier statement Thursday that he accompanied his family to Cancun a day earlier after his daughters asked to go on a trip with friends, given that school was cancelled for the week.

"Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon," Cruz wrote.

"My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas," he continued. "We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm."

Cruz told reporters Thursday night that he returned to the U.S. because he realized he needed to be in Texas. He said he had originally been scheduled to stay in Mexico through the weekend.

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Ted Cruz flies to Mexico as millions of Texans freeze in the dark
Ted Cruz flies to Mexico as millions of Texans freeze in the dark
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At least 37 people have died in the US state of Texas due to a severe winter onset, and hundreds of thousands of people are cut off from electricity after heavy storms. The information has now surfaced that Republican Senator Ted Cruz travelled to Cancún, Mexico, for a holiday. Cruz himself did not initially comment on the trip and did not respond to numerous media enquiries.

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Ted Cruz voices criticism on Alabama vasectomy bill

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