Local officials, including the state's Republican Governor Greg Abbott, have blamed "green energy" for the catastrophe, specifically blaming frozen wind turbines for blackouts, and using it as a stick to beat the Green New Deal that Democrats and liberals are advocating.
Ted Cruz's claims his trip to Cancun, Mexico, was part of a vacation for his daughters and their friends. Click through to see what celebrities are saying about the senator's trip... "Ted Cruz nor does anyone at the White House", Psaki said, adding that President Joe Biden's administration is focused on "working directly with leadership in Texas and surrounding states on addressing the winter storm and the crisis at hand".
Livia Trevino, a 24-year-old whose Austin home was still without water Thursday, said she felt abandoned by government leaders.
Cruz's staff reached out to the Houston Police Department on Wednesday afternoon to say the senator would be arriving at the airport, according to department spokesperson Jodi Silva.
"This has been an infuriating week for Texans", Cruz said.
'And Heidi and I, as parents, we said OK, sure. "Instead of focusing on relief, they've chosen to go on Fox News to spread lies or to board a plane to Cancun". Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-TX, penned a letter with eight other signatories from the Texas congressional delegation demanding that the state's grid operators and regulators answer for the outages faced by Texas residents. "So, we're trying to divide it between two families, and it's really hard", Tensley said.
Cruz's previous statement released yesterday said that he had initially travelled to Mexico at the request of his daughters. "It shouldn't happen", Cruz said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises people who have traveled during the pandemic to get a coronavirus test three to five days after their return and to quarantine for a full week, regardless of the test results. The same person familiar with the trip confirmed to CNN that Cruz is booked on a flight from Cancun back to Houston on Thursday afternoon. He wore a golf shirt, jeans and a face mask in the style of the Texas state flag.
Multiple Twitter users posted photos showing Cruz and his family at Houston's airport and aboard a flight bound for Cancun, Mexico.
"A lot of Texans are hurting and this crisis is frustrating".