Watch: Ted Cruz embarrassed after claiming Republicans don’t have private jets
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) put his foot in his mouth on Wednesday while attempting to attack the Biden administration.
"John Kerry has a private jet that has flown dozens of times this past year all around the country," Cruz said.
"I don't know about you, but I don't have a private jet. I don't believe any of the people on this stage have their own private jet," Cruz said of his fellow Republicans.
At that point, somebody off-camera said Sen. Rob Portman has a private jet.
Portman, whose family owns the oldest continuously operated business in Ohio, served in both Bush administrations.
His net worth was estimated at $10,827,545 by Open Secrets in 2018 and $10,400,00 by Roll Call in January.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slams John Kerry for flying to the climate conference in a private jet.\n\nHe gleefully points out that no Republican on the stage has a private jet \u2014 before being informed that Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) indeed has one.pic.twitter.com/JbTe6Krd0u— The Recount (@The Recount) 1635965260
Following publication, Portman denied owning a private plane.
Private jet? Does Delta count? \n\nI fly back and forth to #Ohio in coach twice a week.https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1455969947147030528\u00a0\u2026— Rob Portman (@Rob Portman) 1635974248
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