Sean Hannity defended Senator Ted Cruz’s controversial trip to Cancun on his Fox News show Thursday. But the prime-time TV personality was contradicted by the Texas Republican himself.
Hannity invited Cruz to respond to criticism leveled at him for flying to Mexico on a family trip as residents of his home state suffered from deadly freezing conditions and power outages.
“Now you went and took your daughters to Cancun and came back,” Hannity told Cruz. “I think you can be a dad and a senator from Texas at the same time and do a round trip, quick drop-off, quick trip and come home.
However, Cruz had already recognized that he had initially planned to spend the weekend in Cancun. As criticism mounted, Cruz interrupted the visit to return Thursday evening, claiming he must be in Texas to help with the relief effort.
Cruz recalled his last version of events:
After a few days when the girls were really cold and it was in their teens in the twenties outside, our daughters said, “Look, school was canceled for the week. Can we take a trip and go somewhere warm? And Heidi and I, as parents, we said, “Okay, sure.
“And so last night, I went down with them to the beach, then I came back this afternoon”, Cruz continued. “I had originally planned to stay all weekend and work remotely there, but as I was heading there, you know, I started having doubts almost immediately because the crisis here in Texas, you have to be here on the ground. . “
“As much as you can do by phone and Zoom, it’s not the same as being here and so I came back this afternoon and I’m working here to make sure we do whatever we can to put the current, ”added Cruz. , contradicting the right-wing talking point that he actually couldn’t do anything to help anyway.
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