Here’s why Ted Cruz flying to Cancun was *so* bad



Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was bombarded with negative press after he was spotted on social media hopping on a flight to Cancun with his family amid a devastating winter storm and subsequent power grid failure. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why what ended up being a very short trip was such a bad look.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Ted Cruz’s Cancún Trip: Family Texts Detail His Political Blunder

Officials slam grid operator as dark comes and millions remain without power
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/weather/texas-winter-storm-tuesday/index.html

While Cruz was traveling from Cancun, O’Rourke and AOC helped Texans in crisis
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/19/politics/ted-cruz-beto-o-rourke-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-aoc-texas-disaster/index.html

Ted Cruz is being mocked over photos showing him loading bottles of water into a car as he seeks to rebuild his reputation after the Cancun vacation debacle
https://www.businessinsider.com/senator-ted-cruz-mocked-over-texas-disaster-relief-photo-op-2021-2

Ted Cruz Says He Flew Family To Mexico Because He Wanted ‘To Be A Good Dad’
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2021/02/18/ted-cruz-says-he-flew-family-to-mexico-because-he-wanted-to-be-a-good-dad/

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Pompeo asked to explain why he wanted inspector general fired



Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his push to have his department’s inspector general fired, saying he “should have done it some time ago,” but refused to explain his reasoning for recommending President Donald Trump remove Steve Linick from his job.
When pressed to explain why he lobbied to have the independent watchdog fired, Pompeo refused to elaborate, saying only that he would “share with the appropriate people.” He also said claims that he pushed for Linick’s ouster in retaliation for the watchdog’s probes into some of his activities and his use of the office are “patently false.”

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