Texas is in the middle of a major weather emergency that has already claimed the lives of dozens of its citizens and threatens to kill many more, all because Republicans who run the state are unable to admit that they need help with the snow and ice storm that has paralyzed the Lone Star State.
“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has supplied generators and is preparing to send diesel fuel to the state ‘to ensure the continued availability of backup power, which of course is a major issue on the ground, to key critical infrastructure including communications, hospitals and water,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a Wednesday briefing.
“‘FEMA is also supplying Texas with water and blankets at their request,’ she added. ‘We are preparing to quickly process requests from other states for emergency assistance … and we urge people in the affected states to of course listen to their emergency management officials.'”
But while Biden has kept his end of the deal, the GOP officials who actually run Texas are still asleep at the wheel, either too proud, arrogant, or ignorant to do whatever it takes to provide comfort for their residents, literally leaving the generators and diesel fuel to run them at the airport:
Did the Texas officials not know the supplies were coming? The president made it clear Thursday afternoon that he was sending them:
Clearly, Texas Republicans don’t know what they’re doing. Instead of doing what needs to be done, they’re holding press conferences and trying to blame the Green New Deal and wind turbines for what’s taking place in their state.
Hopefully, the incompetence of people like Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will drive the point home to Texas voters that they need to give the GOP the boot and elect real leaders.