• A GOP state lawmaker who fled Texas on a private jet said he did so for his family after his house flooded and the power went out

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    FILE: Texas state Rep. Gary Gates speaks with an Associated Press reporter in January 2020.
    AP Photo/ John L. Mone
    A Texas state lawmaker explained why he fled Texas on a private jet to Orlando this week.
    State Rep. Gary Gates said he left after he lost power and "30%" of his home flooded.
    Gates drew comparisons to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who faced immense criticism for traveling to Mexico.
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