QAnon Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) launched a ridiculously unfair attack on President Joe Biden this week blaming him for Texas’ electrical grid failures and for millions of people being left to freeze.
Never mind that Biden immediately signed an emergency declaration sending federal disaster aid to the state even though it did not vote for him in 2020, a courtesy former disgraced President Donald Trump refused to do for California in the wake of severe wildfires that swept the state during his presidency.
No, Boebert used the unfolding disaster in Texas to demonize Biden.
I’m sure Joe Biden is nice and warm in the fossil fueled White House where he is killing American energy and leaving millions of Texans freezing to death.
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) February 16, 2021
The problem is that Texas has an independent grid that is not connected to the national grid. In this way, the state was able to ignore federal regulations and privatize electricity. And that’s precisely why equipment and facilities failed and it’s why there are rolling blackouts. Texas Republicans failed to make sure the state’s energy infrastructure was properly winterized. That’s also why the few solar panels and wind mills in the state failed as well.
Texas Republicans are ultimately responsible for the disaster and should be held accountable.
It should also be pointed out that the White House not only utilizes natural gas for heating needs, it also uses solar panels for energy and continues to work toward energy conservation and efficiency. Washington DC is also on the eastern electrical grid, which is why it doesn’t suffer the kind of failures Texas is suffering right now. So yes, Biden and millions of Americans in the nation’s capital are quite toasty. Thanks for reminding Texas residents of how bad off they are right now, Lauren!
In response, Americans trashed her on Twitter:
You seriously do not know what you’re talking about. It’s seriously embarrassing.
— This is no dream! This is really happening! (@WWonTwit) February 16, 2021
Oh. Isn’t he supposed to deny any aid to states that didn’t vote for him?
— andrea (@ehwhatdoiknow) February 16, 2021
While they stay off the national power grid to avoid federal regulations…… definitely sounds like Joe Biden’s fault and not… Texas’
— Craig Breske (@CherrySloptart) February 16, 2021
I wish you cared as much about the people of the San Luis Valley (which is in your district, in case you forgot) as much as you do about the people of Texas. WE ARE DYING.
— Devin Powers (@saltyninjaat) February 16, 2021
— shortfuse (@shortfuse70) February 16, 2021
Why do you keep lyin’, Sugarbullets? pic.twitter.com/Ys3Q3jAbCi
— Laughing at BoBo (@frackinfrell) February 16, 2021
He declared the emergency Sunday. Sent money. Sent FEMA. Biden has nothing to do with Texas’ failed power grid. That is on Texas alone. They wanted their own deregulated grid, they have it.
— SCN (@sierranolandely) February 16, 2021
Clearly, Boebert thinks her job is to attack Biden whether it’s warranted or not instead of working for her constituents in Congress. Because she certainly hasn’t lifted a finger to address wildfire devastation in her state.
Lake Pueblo looked like it was on fire this summer because of bone-dry conditions, the drought and resulting wildfires. The wind shifted, the sun turned red + suddenly you couldn’t see over. So, honestly asking Madame Congresswoman, what are you going to do about #ClimateCrisis?
— Representative Bri Buentello (@Bri4CO) February 16, 2021
The rest of the nation would love an answer to that question, too.
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