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Sen. Cruz: Cancun blame stems from ‘acute Trump withdrawal’ in MSM

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) questions former FBI Director James Comey, who was appearing remotely, at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Comey was testifying in the committee's probe into the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (Photo by Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30:  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) questions former FBI Director James Comey, who was appearing remotely, at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Comey was testifying in the committee's probe into the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.  (Photo by Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 30: Sen. Ted Cruz on September 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 4:16 PM PT – Monday, February 22, 2021

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) refuted attacks on his trip to Cancun as Democrats are seeking to divert attention from the lack of federal emergency aid to Texas amid a powerful winter storm.

“The media is suffering from acute Trump withdrawal,” Cruz stated. “On my part, it was dumb to do because it gave the knuckleheads ammunition to launch attacks and to engage in ridicule, but you know what, that’s what they do.”

The Texas senator said the failure of energy grid in his state must be investigated, regardless of the source of energy and party affiliations. Cruz added, Democrats are attacking him and his state’s energy policies to take over Texas.

“There are a bunch of folks in the media, a bunch of folks that are Democrats that want to use this as an excuse to basically federalize the Texas energy grid and to drive costs through the ceiling,” Cruz said. “I think that would be a bad mistake. We’ve got a balance and Texans want an affordable cost of living so we can provide for our families.”

The senator went on to say mainstream media should abandon partisan politics and actually cover the news, instead of shifting blame for systemic failures on their political opponents.

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