On Saturday, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas posted photos of himself passing out water to Texans. In the post, Cruz can be seen loading water into cars while talking with presumably local residents. Included in the tweet is the hashtag, “#TexasStrong.”
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 21, 2021
His actions come after receiving backlash last week for leaving Texas to go with his family to Cancun while the state experienced extreme weather conditions. When Cruz returned from Cancun, he admitted his regret.
According to NBC News:
After Cruz’s Senate office did not respond to repeated requests for comment Thursday, Cruz released a statement explaining his decision to leave the state and said he was returning home Thursday afternoon. He said that it has be an “infuriating week for Texans” and that his family had “lost heat and power, too.”
“With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip