While the power came back on for many residents yesterday, Texas is still in the midst of a severe weather crisis. And the Republican lawmakers in the state are not exactly showing leadership. Ted Cruz, of course, decided to jet off to Cancun and avoid freezing temperatures in his home.
Governor Greg Abbott spent the early days of the crisis lying about the actual cause of the crisis. And according to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Abbott may have gotten in contact with Sean Hannity, but hasn’t been in contact with him.
Turner made the comments during a Friday morning interview with Stephanie Ruhle. He told the host, “I have not talked to the governor at any time during this crisis.”
Ruhle responded, “You’re the mayor of Houston. The governor of your state hasn’t reached out to you since this began?!” The mayor responded, “I have not talked to the governor. But we’re pushing forward.”
On Tuesday, Abbott told Hannity, “This shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America. Our wind and our solar got shut down, and they were collectively more than 10 percent of our power grid, and that thrust Texas into a situation where it was lacking power on a statewide basis… As a result, it just shows that fossil fuel is necessary for the state of Texas.”
Watch the interview below, courtesy of MSNBC:
— Stephanie Ruhle Reports (@RuhleOnMSNBC) February 19, 2021
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