Cruz Faces Backlash On Social Media After Joking About Flights Resuming To Cancun

Cruz Faces Backlash On Social Media After Joking About Flights Resuming To Cancun

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(CNN)Sen. Ted Cruz is facing renewed backlash from users on Twitter after sharing a news alert from a local Texas station promoting the return of flights to Cancun.

“Awesome!” the Texas Republican tweeted in response to the tweet from Houston’s ABC 13 that asked viewers: “Excited to travel again? This airline can hook you up with a cheap flight to sunny Cancun or even Las Vegas!​”

In February, the senator had hurriedly returned to Texas after being spotted flying to Cancun, Mexico, as a winter disaster in his home state left millions without power or water. Upon his return, Cruz had said the trip “was obviously a mistake” and that “in hindsight I wouldn’t have done it.”

    At the time, Cruz tried to explain his decision, telling reporters, “I started having second thoughts almost the moment I sat down on the plane, because on the one hand, all of us who are parents have a responsibility to take care of our kids, take care of our family. That’s something Texans have been doing across the state.” The senator also said he had flown to Mexico because his daught

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