Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came under a barrage of objection late Wednesday as unproven pictures circulated on Twitter appearing to show him taking a flight out of the storm-ravaged state.
Insider has actually been incapable to right away validate the pictures, and might not promptly reach Cruz or one of his reps for remark. Since early Thursday, no media outlet had reported a response from Cruz.
Nevertheless, the photos showed politically eruptive. The Texas Democratic Party asked for Cruz’s resignation, accusing him of deserting the state in a time of situation.
Cancun, Mexico, Cruz’s supposed destination, came to be a trending subject on Twitter as speculation installed.
Expert can not unambiguously verify from the photos where Cruz was. However here is what Insider might find, based on information flowing Thursday morning.
“The plane in question appears to have been the 4.45 p.m. CST United Airlines flight from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston to Cancun. Other social media users suggested Cruz was in the United Airlines terminal.
It’s not clear at this stage if Cruz and his family traveled to Mexico on Wednesday or how recently the photos were taken. While some Twitter users expressed skepticism and wanted to wait until all the facts were known, there was widespread criticism of Cruz from those who believed the claim was accurate.
More than 4 million Texas residents were left without power and heat after a major failure of the state’s electrical grid this week. The body in charge of the grid, ERCOT, said they don’t know when power will be fully restored.”Source
The photos appear to have been first shared by Twitter customer Juan Gomez, though it is unclear whether he took the pictures.