‘Where is Greg Abbott?’ Anger grows at Texas governor in deadly storm’s wake

February 22, 2021 ☼ texaspower-failureabbott

Source: The Washington Post

Link: ‘Where is Greg Abbott?’ Anger grows at Texas governor in deadly storm’s wake

Critics have charged that Abbott and his administration failed to take the storm’s threat seriously or issue sufficient emergency warnings throughout — with meteorologists giving ample warning of a serious storm that could bring record cold, cause power demand to spike, and threaten electrical infrastructure more than a week in advance. Texas Republicans have been accused of neglecting winterization upgrades recommended to the electrical grid more than a decade ago.

Abbott will survive. He’s still popular. He’ll make it seem like he’s doing something substantive, but it will all be smoke.