Ted Cruz named ranking member of aviation subcommittee, one day after Cancún antics

On the day after Sen. Ted Cruz returned from Cancún, he was named top Republican on Senate aviation subcommittee

Published February 20, 2021 4:00AM (EST)

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (Getty Images/ Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool)
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (Getty Images/ Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


One day after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, returned to the U.S. from a controversial trip to Cancún during the Texas crisis, he was named the ranking member of the Senate subcommittee that oversees aviation.

"Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS), announced the new Commerce subcommittee structure and leadership for the 117th Congress," the committee said in a press release.

"Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation: Chair Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ); Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-TX)," the committee explained.

In fact, Cruz formerly chaired that subcommittee — before Republicans lost control of the Senate by losing both runoff elections in Georgia.


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