An enormous winter storm hit the states of Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend, causing traffic accidents and leaving tens of thousands without any electricity, with more bad weather expected in the days ahead.
As damage continued to mount in the Lone Star State, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) asked President Joe Biden to declare an emergency so that federal aid and assistance could begin to flow:
BREAKING: Gov. Abbott is asking for a federal emergency declaration from the Biden administration as Texas faces sever winter weather https://t.co/uH33Y4Q6KF
— Austin Statesman (@statesman) February 13, 2021
Texas GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn also begged Biden for the emergency declaration:
Entire State Of Texas Under Winter Storm Warning
“On Sunday, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn asked President Joe Biden to approve the federal declaration request.” https://t.co/xXPHO0rYSI
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 15, 2021
And yet, this is the very same state of Texas that just a month ago introduced a bill in the legislature to secede from the rest of the United States. That bill was heartily endorsed by the Texas GOP.
So Texas Republicans want to become an independent nation, but they also want federal disaster aid? How’s that for hypocrisy?
In response, social media reminded Texans of their past statements and actions:
Didn’t Texas want to be it’s own country a few days ago? https://t.co/yGSgNBVcs9
— Trudy G Oliver, PhD (@TGOliver2) February 14, 2021
Maybe we can barter…Texas shows us verifiable proof that it has jettisoned Ted Cruz into the sun, Biden sends aid.
— 🇺🇸Izzy the Dog🇺🇸 (@David38557992) February 14, 2021
Texas Gov Abbott asked Biden for federal assistance on Saturday. On Sunday, Biden authorized the federal emergency declaration. Now, imagine this was a state with a Democratic governor and Trump was still in the White House: would he just toss paper towels? https://t.co/jaQKbE6p27
— edgery #WearYourDamnMask (@edgery) February 15, 2021
Are you certain your knees can handle this round of begging?
— AltAlexanderHamilton (@AltAlexanderHam) February 15, 2021
You guys come crying for money when disaster strikes. But don’t want to pay for it in taxes.
— Adriana RM (@etcpolitics) February 15, 2021
This is when Texas secessionists shut up and stop bleating for FREEEEDOM from evil Fed government intervention. They want FEMA to bail them out. https://t.co/IED4gKxBkV
— Karen J (@KaJo503) February 14, 2021
A little over 2 weeks ago Texas legislators filed a bill to secede from the Union.
Now they want FEMA and it’s federal tax dollars to help protect them from …(checks notes)… winter weather.
— Gregg Favre (@GreggFavre) February 14, 2021
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