College buddy joined Ted Cruz and family on Cancún vacation during Texas blackout

Cruz needed his longtime friend to join him as he "dropped his daughters off" during the freak Texas weather

By Sarah K Burris
February 27, 2021 1:29PM (UTC)
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) attends a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing (Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) initially tried to lie that he was only "dropping off" his children in Mexico while his state was dealing with serious natural and utility disasters. He ultimately fessed up that he wasn't going to come back to the U.S. until Saturday.

Further information revealed that Cruz took his college roommate along for the weekend, Axios reported Sunday.


According to the report, David Panton, Cruz's longtime friend and former roommate at Princeton University and Harvard University Law, joined the family for their beach getaway.

A source explained that Cruz only invited Panton after they decided Tuesday that they were headed to Cancún.

Read the full report at Axios.

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