Nobody is sure where Ted Cruz is, but many are speculating he flew to Cancun after Texas’ deadly winter storm

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came under a barrage of criticism late Wednesday as unverified images circulated on Twitter appearing to show him taking a flight out of the storm-ravaged state.

Insider has been unable to immediately verify the images, and could not immediately reach Cruz or one of his representatives for comment. As of early Thursday, no media outlet had reported a response from Cruz.

Nonetheless, the images proved politically explosive. The Texas Democratic Party called for Cruz’s resignation, accusing him of abandoning the state in a time of crisis.

Cancun, Mexico, Cruz’s alleged destination, became a trending topic on Twitter as speculation mounted.

Insider could not unambiguously prove from the images where Cruz was. But here is what Insider could find, based on information circulating Thursday morning:

The images appear to have been first shared by Twitter user Juan Gomez, though it is not clear whether he took the pictures:

Well Senator Cruz is flying to Cancun while millions of Texans do not have electricity #Priorities #ThanksforNothingSenator @ProjectLincoln @keithedwards @shannonrwatts pic.twitter.com/X1fRqOie6l

— Juan Gomez (@Juan_Gomez18) February 18, 2021

 

David Schuster, a former MSNBC journalist, later tweeted that he had “confirmed” that Cruz and his family had flown to Cancun on Wednesday night “for a few days at a resort they’ve visited before.”

He did not give details about how he confirmed it, or with whom.

Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they’ve visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn’t much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing. pic.twitter.com/6nPiVWtdxe

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— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) February 18, 2021

Keith Edwards, a former advisor to Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff and who was previously involved with the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, posted other images which he said were sent to him by someone who saw Cruz on their flight to Cancun.

Hey Kathy — that screenshot was sent to me by the person who took the photos, showing the time taken was today.

Two people in my DMs sent photos of Ted on their flight today from Cancun.

The guy standing in the hat on the left pic is also the guy taking the picture on the right pic.twitter.com/KkAsOZfbzX

— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) February 18, 2021

And he said he was sharing a picture of Cruz in the airport around 35 minutes before the flight to Cancun:

Hey Kathy — that screenshot was sent to me by the person who took the photos, showing the time taken was today.

Two people in my DMs sent photos of Ted on their flight today from Cancun.

The guy standing in the hat on the left pic is also the guy taking the picture on the right pic.twitter.com/KkAsOZfbzX

— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) February 18, 2021

One Twitter user noted that one of the images showing the man appears to display the time in the background as 4:10 …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

      

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