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Sen. Ted Cruz is in hot water after taking a trip to Cancun while his state of Texas faces an unprecedented crisis after being hit with a winter storm.
Hundreds of thousands of people remain without power or water as freezing temperatures continue throughout the state.
Not only that, Cruz, 50, thought it was a good idea to leave his pet pooch, Snowflake, stranded in his freezing Houston home while on a tropical vacation.
The Republican lawmaker explained in the wake of public outrage that he was simply escorting his two daughters on their trip with friends — adding, like millions of his fellow Texans, his family had lost heat and water.
Michael Hardy, a reporter for New York Magazine’s Intelligencer initially spotted the white dog peering out through the front door.
Cruz’s security guard told Hardy — as he was leaving the property — that he was in charge of taking care of the pup while the family was out of town.
Eventually, Cruz cut short his trip to Mexico and returned home Thursday. In an issued apology, he told reporters that the trip was “obviously a mistake and in hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it.”
Here is a look inside the home where Snowflake was left alone in frigid temperatures.
Built in 1940, the three-story home spans 4,142 square feet.
Cruz purchased the home in 2011 for $1.5 million, property records show. The home is estimated to be worth $2.1 million today, according to Realtor.
The gourmet kitchen was recently renovated with dark hardwood flooring and top-notch appliances.
The main living room features built-in bookshelves and an open room plan that leads into the formal living area and a hallway.
The home has newly installed floor-to-ceiling windows.
The formal living area is in a secluded back corner of the home and has a wood-burning fireplace.
The breakfast area is in the expansive kitchen.
The home is made up of five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The master suite comes with two large walk-in closets.
The third floor includes an office space, the fifth bedroom and a game room.
The outside patios feature red brick floors and a maintained garden space with a BBQ area.
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