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Cruz Faces Backlash Over Afghanistan Tweet — Cancun Trends

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Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) trip to Cancun, Mexico, is trending on social media after he tweeted about not leaving “Americans behind.”

Cruz tweeted in response to a report of a Texas family “abandoned” in Afghanistan after the U.S. completed its withdrawal.

“This is horrifying. And wrong. America doesn’t leave Americans behind,” the senator wrote.

Then, the hashtag #Cancun began trending on Twitter.

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“Unless your daughters tell you to go to Cancun,” one Twitter user wrote.

Another person wrote, “Didn’t you leave your fellow Texans behind to freeze without power while you went to Cancun?”

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Cruz came under fire after photos circulated on social media in February of him traveling to Cancun after a winter storm wreaked havoc in Texas, resulting in millions being out of power.

The senator previously defended his trip and taking his daughters to Cancun.

Cruz said he initially planned to “stay through the weekend and to work remotely there.” However, he added, “But, as I was heading down there, you know, I started to have second thoughts almost immediately because the crisis here in Texas, you need to be here on the ground. And as much as you can do by phone and Zoom, it’s not the same as being here.”

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