Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick, on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., U.S., September 16, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS

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A Republican congressman from Texas has criticized Sen. Ted Cruz for his decision to fly to Mexico during winter storms which crippled the state’s energy infrastructure and knocked out power for millions of Texans, labelling it a “big mistake.”

Rep. Michael McCaul, the top-ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN Sunday that Cruz’s decision to fly to Cancun and hastily return as he faced a political backlash was wrong.

“Look, when a crisis hits my state, I’m there — I’m not going to go on some vacation,” Rep. McCaul told CNN’s State of the Union.

“I know Mr. Cruz called it a mistake and he’s owned up to that, but I think that was a big mistake and as for me, I was on the ground trying to help my people out and my constituents, and that’s what we should be doing in a time of crisis,” McCaul added.

The comments come as Axios reports that Cruz invited his college roommate on the trip.

Axios reports that Cruz was joined by his former Princeton and Harvard Law roommate David Panton during the visit.

President Joe Biden on Saturday declared a major crisis in Texas and sent federal …read more


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