We are nearing a failed state in Texas and it has nothing to do with God or natural disasters. It has everything to do with the leadership and those in positions of public trust who have failed us. — Beto O'Rourke
We are nearing a failed state in Texas and it has nothing to do with God or natural disasters. It has everything to do with the leadership and those in positions of public trust who have failed us. — Beto O'Rourke
Beto O'Rourke says Texas is 'nearing a failed state' as millions remain without heat and power in freezing temperatures
  • Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke said Texas was "nearing a failed state."
  • O'Rourke blamed failures of GOP leadership as a deadly snowstorm left millions in Texas without power in freezing weather.
  • The unusually cold Arctic storm hit Texas this week and created a surge in demand for power, causing the state's electricity grid to fail.
Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke said Texas was "nearing a failed state" and blamed GOP lawmakers as a deadly snowstorm left millions there without power or running water in freezing temperatures.

"We are nearing a failed state in Texas and it has nothing to do with God or natural disasters," O'Rourke told MSNBC on Tuesday evening. "It has everything to do with the leadership and those in positions of public trust who have failed us."

... O'Rourke, who sought the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and served in Texas's 16th congressional district until 2018, told MSNBC that situation in Texas was "worse than you are hearing" and blamed the GOP leadership for prioritising other issues.

He blamed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other GOP leaders for focusing on "stupid culture battles," including a legislative effort to force the Dallas Mavericks to play the national anthem before home games, which was reported by the Texas Tribune.


... But an ERCOT official told Bloomberg that frozen wind turbines had been the least significant factor in the blackouts.

The official said that the main factors were frozen instruments at natural gas, coal, and nuclear facilities, as well as limited supplies of natural gas.
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