On Wednesday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his family left behind the freezing cold of Texas while they flew to spend time at a resort in Cancun, Mexico. They left their family poodle, Snowflake, who has been with them since 2014, behind.
Cruz, who had flown to spend time with his family at the Ritz-Carlton in Mexico, had to return back to Houston, Texas after there was a public outcry. While Texans suffered one of the worst winter storms ever, with massive power cuts and lack of water, the Cruz family was sunning in Mexico, without their poodle.
A chastened senator returned on Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m.. He spoke on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on Thursday night. Cruz said that they were without power for two days.
Neighbors said that power was restored a little after 24 hours.
On Thursday, a reporter spotted Snowflake at 1 p.m. Thursday. A security guard, on duty outside the Cruz’ colonial revival home in River Oaks, Houston told the reporter that it was his job to feed and look after the dog in the freezing mansion.
On Thursday Cruz admitted that his trip was a mistake and said that he was trying to be a dad. His daughters wanted a trip as the schools were closed.
He later admitted that he had intended to stay through the weekend and work from Cancun but changed his flight realizing it was not a good look. He returned to work on everything that could be done to turn the power on.
Social media erupted with several persons commenting on their decision to leave their dog behind. One person called it animal cruelty while another said that the animal humane society should tale the pet away and find it a better home.
His wife and children have stayed back in Mexico. Meanwhile 24 people have died in Texas and power and water has not as yet been restored in some parts of the State.
On December, Cruz blasted Governor Gavin Newsom of California for breaking lockdown orders when he attended a dinner with other government officials with no social distancing, and nobody wearing masks at the French Laundry restaurant. Cruz also criticized Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler, who flew to Mexico for his daughter’s wedding in November, urging Austin residents to stay home due to the pandemic.
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Source Daily Mail