Rep. Michael McCaul, the top-ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN Sunday that Cruz’s decision to fly to Cancun and hastily return as he faced a political backlash was wrong.

“Look, when a crisis hits my state, I’m there – I’m not going to go on some vacation,” Rep. McCaul told CNN’s State of the Union.

“I know Mr. Cruz called it a mistake and he’s owned up to that, but I think that was a big mistake and as for me, I was on the ground trying to help my people out and my constituents, and that’s what we should be doing in a time of crisis,” McCaul added.