Former Governor Rick Perry said Texas would rather be without electricity than have federal regulators involved in their failed power grid.
Former Governor and Trump Energy Secretary Perry said on Rep. Kevin McCarthy's blog:
"Texans would be without electricity for more than three days to keep the federal government out of their business," said Governor Perry, sometimes rhetorically. "Try not to let the day's crisis distract you from a stable power grid that protects America personally, economically, and strategically."
In the end, this is Texas, and as Governor Perry said, “The sun will come out, the temperatures will moderate, and this will become part of our rearview mirror. Real leaders need to focus on looking beyond the horizon. "
The strategy of telling people to try not to freeze death until the sun comes out is not good and responsible government.
Perry left out an important detail from his story. When Rick Perry was governor, federal regulators warned him that the state should best isolate its power plants after a similar freeze ten years ago. Perry and the state Republicans weren't listening.
Nearly two dozen Texans are dead, and 3.1 million are without power because Republicans like Rick Perry failed to listen to federal government warnings that this would happen.
The Republicans in Texas are carelessly killing people in their state and seem happy about it.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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