Ted Cruz Speaks Out on Controversial Cancun Trip: ‘I Started to Have Second Thoughts Almost Immediately’

Ted Cruz Speaks Out on Controversial Cancun Trip: ‘I Started to Have Second Thoughts Almost Immediately’


Calling his trip to Mexico as Texas lay encased in snow and ice a “mistake,” Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas revealed Thursday that he had already planned to leave his family in Cancun and return home even before a firestorm of media criticism erupted over his decision to leave the state.

“It was obviously a mistake,” Cruz said Thursday as he spoke to reporters after returning to Houston. “In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it.”

“I was trying to be a dad,” he said, describing how his daughters had asked if the family could escape the cold and go someplace warm.

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“I have to admit, I started having second thoughts almost the moment I sat down on the plane,” the senator said.

“Frankly, leaving when so many Texans were hurting didn’t feel right, and so I changed my return flight and flew back on the first available flight I

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