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Congressman Matt Gaetz doubles down on his defense of Ted Cruz’s Cancún vacation

  • Rep. Matt Gaetz has accused the way of being “biased” in their reporting of Ted Cruz’s Cancún trip.
  • Gaetz said the news media were diverse concerned about the trip than “caravans going through Mexico.”
  • The congressman previously said that Cruz shouldn’t force apologized for his vacation.
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Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz on Saturday accused the technique of being “biased” in their reporting of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s vacation to Cancún, Mexico.

Gaetz, who is an outspoken ally of last President Donald Trump, was speaking on the third day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida when he earned the comments.

“Now, speaking of all this bias, it was awful the way the media treated Ted Cruz,” Gaetz said, according to The Independent. 

“I plebeian the left and the media were more worried about Ted Cruz going to Mexico to spend his own money, then they are around the caravans going through Mexico to take ours,” he added, as applause erupted in the crowd.

Cruz has been surface calls to resign after he was caught flying to Cancún last week to stay at a luxury five-star resort with his progeny amid a catastrophic winter storm that left more than 20 people dead in Texas.

This is not the first unceasingly a once Gaetz has defended Cruz over his trip to Mexico.

Shortly after the Texas senator issued his apology, Gaetz tweeted: “Ted Cruz should not accept apologized.” He did not elaborate on the assertion.

According to a YouGov poll published this week, Cruz’s approval rating amid Republicans has dropped by more than 20 percent.

Cruz has since apologized for the trip and told reporters he rued his decision. “It was obviously a mistake,” he said last week. “In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it.”

However, earlier this week, the Texas senator accused the atmosphere of its coverage of his Mexican-vacation scandal, saying it was “obsessed” with him because it is suffering from “Trump withdrawal.”

Gaetz has been dole out Florida’s 1st congressional district since 2017. He’s been called “one of the most enthusiastic defenders of President Trump on mooring news” and a “proud Trump protégé.”

Trump himself is expected to speak at CPAC, in what will be his first clientele appearance since leaving the White House.

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