Sen. Ted Cruz released photos of himself on Twitter delivering water and meeting with Texans amid the growing controversy over the Republican lawmaker’s jetting off to tropical Cancun last week as his constituents in the Lone Star State were battling a deep-freeze, widespread power outages and burst pipes that flooded homes.
The pictures, posted on his Twitter account Saturday, showed the embattled senator carrying a case of water to several vehicles and shaking hands with a person.
He wrote “Texas Strong” in the tweet.
Cruz, whose family returned from Cancun on Saturday, also linked to a FEMA statement, noting that the White House approved a major disaster declaration in 77 Texas counties and adding information where people can apply for federal assistance.
He also linked to a tweet from the City of Austin that it received 10,878 cases of water to distribute.
But critics scoffed at Cruz’s tweets showing him engaged with relief efforts in Texas.
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