Dallas News reports:
A week after taking office, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz headed to Israel on an unannounced congressional delegation trip, led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Cruz posted a photo on his Twitter account this afternoon, showing himself, McConnell and other freshmen Republican senators meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces Jan. 22 elections.
Cruz’s office did not announce the trip and would not confirm Thursday that he was headed overseas. (The DMN caught wind that he was heading to Israel and asked. We also wondered why Cruz, who rarely holds back on sharing his opinions, didn’t weigh in on President Barack Obama’s nomination of chief of staff Jack Lew to replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.)
The itinerary likely includes Afghanistan.