Ted Cruz named Ranking Member of Aviation subcommittee following Cancun adventure

One day after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) returned to America from a controversial trip to Cancun during the Texas crisis, he was named the Ranking Member of the Senate subcommittee that oversees aviation.

"Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS), announced the new Commerce subcommittee structure and leadership for the 117th Congress," the committee said in a press release.

"Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation: Chair Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ); Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-TX)," the committee explained.

Cruz had chaired the subcommittee before Republicans lost control of the Senate by losing both runoff elections in Georgia.