People have been suffering in Texas for a week. What took Biden so long to react?
Joe Biden hosted a townhall on CNN this week where he discussed the pandemic and climate change but he basically ignored the crisis in Texas.
Why are people so obsessed with Senator Ted Cruz's trip to Mexico when the frickin' President has been ignoring Texas all week?
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing on Wednesday that the Biden administration is sending emergency generators to Texas amid ongoing power outages and freezing weather.
Why it matters: Huge swaths of Texas have been without electricity for days due to critical failures in the state's power grid. The outages come while a winter storm continues to pummel the state, causing unsafe conditions and a desperate need for heat.
- "FEMA has supplied generators to Texas and is preparing to move diesel on to the state to ensure the continued availability of backup power," said Psaki.
- "FEMA is also supplying Texas with water and blankets at their request," she added.
- President Biden declared a state of emergency in Texas over the weekend.
The big picture: Outages are also affecting Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kansas and Oklahoma, per the Washington Post. Over a dozen deaths have been attributed to the situation.
US President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 16, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)