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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Protesters Outside Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s Home Demand His Resignation” – below is their description.
Protesters gathered outside Senator Ted Cruz’ home in Houston on Thursday, as the Texas Republican returned from a brief trip to Cancun, Mexico. Cruz said his family vacation was “obviously a mistake” as he returned following an uproar over his disappearance during a deadly winter storm.
The Associated Press and other media outlets reported that he had traveled out of the country with his family as hundreds of thousands of Texans were still grappling with the fallout of a winter storm that crippled the state’s power grid.
The trip drew criticism from leaders in both parties and was seen as potentially damaging to his future political ambitions.
Protesters outside Cruz’ home called on the Senator to resign, saying he abandoned the state while people were trying to survive without heat or water.
Cruz said in an earlier statement Thursday that he accompanied his family to Cancun a day earlier after his daughters asked to go on a trip with friends, given that school was canceled for the week.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Mexico
Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.