The wife and children of Texas senator Ted Cruz are back in the US after causing controversy by travelling to Mexico while millions of the state’s residents were without power and clean water.
Pictures obtained by the New York Post showed the senator’s wife Heidi Cruz, 48, and the couple’s children, Catherine and Caroline, at Cancun’s airport on Saturday afternoon, before dragging suitcases through a Houston, Texas, airport later in the day.
Mr Cruz’s family stayed at a Ritz Carlton resort costing around $300 (£214) a night in Cancun from Wednesday until Saturday, and were pictured without face masks as they lounged on sun beds in the Mexican sun.
Although guests at resorts in Cancun have their temperatures checked upon arrival, they are not required to wear face masks on hotel grounds, except when they use the buffet.
The holiday caused outrage in Texas, after Mr Cruz was pictured flying to the warm Cancun on Wednesday, while millions of Texans were struggling amid Winter Storm Uri, which caused mass power outages and water shortages along with freezing conditions.
The historic winter storm caused pipelines to freeze in the state, leading to many residents having no electricity and no access to clean water for multiple days.
Millions of Texans are still struggling to access clean water due to the cold conditions as of Sunday, as President Joe Biden declared a major disaster for the state on Saturday and suggested he may travel there next week. Read from source….