In explaining his disastrous Cancún trip, Sen. Ted Cruz failed to mention his college roommate also was along for the visit.
- Axios has learned Cruz (R-Texas) invited David Panton, his longtime friend and former roommate at Princeton and Harvard Law, to join the family getaway.
- An aide tells Axios the senator extended the invitation only after the Cruz family planned the vacation last Tuesday.
- Panton accepted, and flew to Mexico.
The bottom line: Panton stayed at the Ritz-Carlton, while Cruz schlepped home.
- Panton grew up in Jamaica and is now an equity investor based in Atlanta. He didn’t respond to Axios requests for comment.