Jimmy Kimmel Goes to Town on Ted Cruz

  • Jimmy Kimmel Goes to Town on Ted Cruz

Jimmy Kimmel Goes to Town on Ted Cruz

"This has been an infuriating week for Texans", Cruz said.

'I was trying to be a dad, ' he explained.

Cruz returned on Thursday following fierce backlash, admitting the trip was a mistake, and saying he only went because his daughters wanted to go somewhere during a break from school, and that he was just accompanying his family before turning right back around.

Then speaking to reporters outside his house Thursday evening, he acknowledged that he had originally meant to stay in Mexico through the weekend even as millions of Texans remained without power or heat after a rare winter storm caused mass blackouts across the state.

The report comes as hundreds of thousands of Mr Cruz's fellow Texans woke up to a fourth day without power, after extreme winter weather overwhelmed the state's energy grid.

Utility officials said limited rolling blackouts were still possible and a boil water order was issued for 7 million residents in Texas, the nation's second largest state, after record low temperatures damaged infrastructure and froze pipes.

In Austin, some hospitals faced a loss in water pressure and in some cases, heat.

Live footage of Ted Cruz arriving back in Texas.

When he said he was planning on working from home in Mexico...

"They are taking vacations and leaving the country, so they don't have to deal with this, and we are freezing to death. We don't have water, and we don't have food", she said.

One of Cruz's most aggressive critics on the left, Ocasio-Cortez, encouraged her supporters on Thursday to volunteer for a "welfare check phone bank" to help Texans affected by the storm.

"So many elected leaders in Texas have failed their constituents", the New York Democrat wrote in an email.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki leaned into a question about Cruz's "whereabouts" earlier in the day. His current term expires in early 2025, and the unofficial beginning of the next Republican presidential primary election is two years away.

Cruz's previous statement released yesterday said that he had initially travelled to Mexico at the request of his daughters. Cruz's office and called Heidi Cruz for comment.

According to reports by CBS News, this is in direct contract to sources that say the Republican senator was scheduled to return on Saturday, with his wife and children. Cruz's 2018 electoral rival, Beto O'Rourke, took the opportunity to highlight that he'd been playing Gallant to Cruz's Goofus and used his Powered by People organization to call more than 150,000 seniors and connect them with local resources amid the storm. "It shouldn't happen", Cruz said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises people who have travelled to get a coronavirus test three to five days after their return and to quarantine for a full week, regardless of the test results.