United Airlines is investigating the leak of Sen. Ted Cruz’s revised itinerary — in which he returned to Texas earlier than planned from Cancun, Mexico, amid outrage about his trip during the winter storm, according to a report.
The Republican lawmaker at first claimed he was just escorting his daughters, ages 12 and 10, on the Wednesday evening flight and planned to return immediately to the Lone Star State.
He flew back to Houston Thursday, after a photograph of him boarding the flight sparked a firestorm, and later admitted that he planned to stay there with his family until Saturday.
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Cruz’s about-face came as text messages from his wife, Heidi, revealed they told pals they were abandoning the “FREEZING” weather and heading to the fancy Ritz-Carlton resort.
Edward Russell, a reporter at travel news outlet Skift, said on Twitter on Thursday that he had talked to a source at United who confirmed Cruz had “rebooked his flight back to Houston