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Ted Cruz says leaving Texas during winter disaster was "obviously a mistake" as he returns from Cancún

First spotted at an airport by a social media user who posted his photo, there was an immediate outcry overnight that a U.S. senator would travel out of the state amid the worst storm in many Texans' lifetimes.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, carries his luggage at the Cancun International Airport before boarding his plane back to the United States on Feb. 18, 2021.

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