The senior advisor to a Democratic lawmaker in Texas claimed Ted Cruz decided to fly to Cancun, Mexico in the middle of widespread blackouts in his home state. Sawyer Hackett, senior advisor and communications director for Julian Castro, shared photos on Twitter that went viral.
“It appears in the middle of the worst energy crisis in the history of Texas, @tedcruz is on his way to Cancun with his family,” Hackett wrote in a tweet, along with photos, published just after midnight February 18, 2021.
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) February 18, 2021
Castro served on former President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017. He is now the mayor of San Antonio.
A Republican source told Fox News the accusation is true, and that the photos really do show Cruz travelling to Mexico.
“The photos speak for themselves,” the source said.