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Orlando ‘not as nice as Cancun’: Ted Cruz jokes about tropical trip during deadly Texas storm

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At CPAC, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) joked Friday about his widely criticized trip to Cancun, Mexico that he made during his home state’s deadly winter storm and the power and water crisis it caused last week.

“God bless CPAC,” the Texas Republican said to cheers.

“I’ve gotta say, Orlando is awesome! It’s not as nice as Cancun,” he joked, with laughs and gasps coming from the crowd.

“But it’s nice,” the senator added, laughing a bit himself.

The massive event for American conservatives, whose location was changed from Washington, D.C. to Orlando, Florida due to COVID-19 restrictions, began Friday morning with remarks from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Former President Donald Trump is set to speak on Sunday, the final day of the conference.

MORE ON CPAC: DeSantis: ‘Florida got it right and the lockdown states got it wrong’

Last week, a massive winter storm struck Texas and left millions without power and drinking water. Over 1.4 million Texans, according to The Texas Tribune, still face water disruptions of some sort as of Wednesday.

Cruz was caught on camera at an airport with his wife and 10- and 12-year-old daughters heading for the Mexican resort town of Cancun, which prompted immediate outrage at the senator for leaving his home state as millions suffered from power and water issues.

RELATED: Ted Cruz jetted to Cancun amid widespread Texas power outages

Once information about the trip became public knowledge, facing a storm of his own back home, he cut his trip short the very next day and issued a statement claiming that he was just chaperoning his daughters and their friends on a trip they wanted to the sunny beach town.

RELATED: Cruz says he was chaperoning daughters, friends on Cancun trip amid Texas power crisis

“The greatest state in the greatest country in the world has been without power. We have food lines, gas lines, and people sleeping at the neighbors’ house. Our homes are freezing and our lights are out too. Like millions of Texans, our family lost heat and power, too,” Cruz’s statement read.

“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. My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas,” the senator added.

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Chinese Spy Balloon: Tensions rise between the U.S. and China

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A strange object was spotted Wednesday over Billings Montana. The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that the strange object was, in fact, a Chinese spy balloon. According to a report from KPAX, a western Montana news outlet, the balloon had been on the governments radar for days.

On Friday, the Chinese government released a statement saying that the balloon spotted in Billings is a “civilian airship” that’s sole purpose is used to collect research on weather and that it had just blown off course. The balloon was not shot down by orders of the Pentagon due to the risk of falling debris injuring people on the ground.

Sara Carter, who has spoken frequently on the Chinese government’s threat and expansion to the West, stated on Twitter that the United States has failed to stop China from purchasing land near military installations, vital agricultural land, as well as, allowing Chinese linked companies, such as Huawei, to install technology in cellular towers. Those cellular towers are located in Montana, along side more than 150 ICBM nuclear silos.

China said, “The Chinese side regrets the unintended entry of the airship into U.S. airspace due to force majeure.” Majeure meaning that it was out of there control. It blew off course due to limited “self-steering” capabilities according the Ministry. The ministry also stated that the balloon, “deviated far from its planned course.”

This incident is adding fuel to the fire of what is already a tense relationship between the worlds two largest economies. China already lays claim to approximately 80% of the South China Sea, and is seeking full control over Taiwan after assuming full control of Hong Kong. China’s belt and road initiative has invested copious amounts of money into building infrastructure in other countries and uses it as economic blackmail. China’s transportation of fentanyl into Mexico is yet again another example of how they are seeking to damage the US.

Is this just a weather ballon that blew off course? US officials at the White House seem to be unconvinced and will continue to monitor the balloon, as reported.

UPDATED: Statement from the Pentagon was jaw dropping when a reporter asked if the public has a right to know about Beijing’s balloon.

“The public certainly has the ability to look up in the sky and see where the balloon is,” a DOD official responded.

 

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