Tens of thousands of Texans were without power or running water for a fourth day as senator Ted Cruz took off for Cancun on Wednesday evening, while reportedly leaving behind the family pet poodle, Snowflake.
A picture taken by a reporter for New York Magazine on Thursday showed the pet poodle looking out of a window of Mr Cruz’s home in Houston, Texas, while the senator, his wife, and daughters were away.
“Like millions of Texans, our family lost heat and power too,” the senator said in the written statement.
“[And] with school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends.
Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon.”.
He added on Thursday that: “My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas.
My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe. »