Back Thursday: On Canada Day, A Spotlight On Texas’ Worst Canadian
AUSTIN, Texas – Happy Canada Day, all of you! Today, as we celebrate our neighbors to the north, Texans continue to bemoan grappling with one of Canada’s least illustrious sons: notoriously unpopular Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz. Yet, as we learned earlier this year, there’s no way Cruz could hack him in Maple Leaf Country – the man can’t stand the cold. For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we look back at when Ted Cruz left town for Cancun during the winter storm in February – abandoning both his family dog and millions of his constituents in the cold and dark. .
While our senator may be laughable, the consequences of his actions are no joke. More than 700 Texans died during the February Crisis, because Republicans like Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott refused to do their jobs – although they had ample time to prepare Texans and avert disaster. It was on Ted Cruz’s recommendation that Abbott refused to see the meaning and instead sought advice from a climate denier Fox News fringe meteorologist before the storm. Months later, Republicans still have done nothing to fix our shaky, aging, disaster-prone network – while ensuring that a similar catastrophe happens again.
The real question is, when the high demands for electricity in the summer lead to further blackouts, where will Cruz’s next vacation? Canada, we love you, but please send someone better to us next time.
Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa made the following statement:
“When disaster struck our state in February, the Republican leadership in Texas was nowhere to be found. Ted Cruz literally jumped on a plane to Cancun. Greg Abbott had a week’s warning about the possibility of blackouts, but instead of helping the Texans prepare, he left us to fend for ourselves. And months later, Republicans still haven’t done anything to fix our power grid and make sure a disaster like this doesn’t happen again.
“Abbott, Cruz, Paxton and Patrick consistently refuse to do their jobs – and the Texans are dead because of it. From medical workers to oil and gas folks, working Texans adhere to rigorous safety standards in their jobs – but somehow our Republican leaders can’t be expected to do. the same. If our governor can’t do the bare minimum to keep Texans safe, he doesn’t deserve to stay in power. We will not forget.