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Ted Cruz traveled to Jamaica for July 4th final 12 months, defying public well being pointers through the pandemic, report says

  • The Washington Publish reported GOP Sen. Ted Cruz traveled to Jamaica for the Fourth of July final 12 months.
  • CDC pointers on the time really useful Individuals keep away from nonessential journey.
  • The Publish report got here as Cruz faces criticism for touring to Cancun as Texas battles winter storms.

Sen. Ted Cruz traveled to Jamaica final 12 months for the Fourth of July, regardless of public well being suggestions to keep away from pointless journey through the pandemic, The Washington Publish reported.

Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention pointers on the time really useful Individuals keep away from nonessential worldwide journey as a result of danger of coronavirus transmission.

Sources instructed The Publish the Republican senator was visiting a buddy from faculty.
Cruz’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.

The information got here as Cruz is dealing with criticism for flying to Cancun for a luxurious trip as his dwelling state of Texas grapples with extreme winter storms.

The senator was noticed Wednesday flying from Houston to Cancun, earlier than returning dwelling the next day amid outrage. Whereas talking to reporters outdoors his dwelling, Cruz expressed remorse for the choice to go.

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“It was clearly a mistake and in hindsight I would not have carried out it,” Cruz instructed reporters, saying that it wasn’t his intention to decrease “the struggling and hardship different Texans had skilled.”

The storms in Texas left thousands and thousands with out energy or clear ingesting water for days, although as of Thursday many households had had their energy restored.
Cruz has beforehand criticised Democratic politicians for flouting COVID-19 pointers that they themselves had promoted.

“Hypocrites. Full and utter hypocrites,” Cruz tweeted in December, after Democratic officers have been discovered to be breaking their very own coronavirus restrictions.

He additionally chided Austin Mayor Steve Adler, referring to the Democrat taking a “personal jet” to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

“And do not forget @MayorAdler who took a personal jet with eight individuals to Cabo and WHILE IN CABO recorded a video telling Austinites to ‘keep dwelling in case you can…this isn’t the time to chill out,'” Cruz tweeted.

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