February 16, 2021/Media, Press

No-Accountability: Greg Abbott and the Texas GOP Distracts and Shifts Blame As Texans Continue to Battle Dangerous Conditions Without Power

AUSTIN, Texas — As millions of Texans continue to battle this storm without any power, Greg Abbott and Texas Republican Party leaders are attempting to distract the public while blaming anything and everything they can, like ERCOT and others.

Make no mistake. This is a lack of leadership and the fault of Greg Abbott and countless other Republican leaders. Hold them accountable. Don’t let them get away with it.


Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Greg Abbott killed Texans. Plain and simple. Abbott’s failure to prepare, respond and end this catastrophic crisis in Texas is just the latest example of how Republicans cannot manage government and instead try to deflect blame onto others.

“Please do not fall for Abbott’s tricks. The blame falls on Abbott. Texans deserve to know when Greg Abbott knew about this crisis, what his government did to prevent it, and why the response was inadequate. Texans deserve to know how we got into this situation and why our energy grid was not sufficient to keep us warm. Texans are dying. Our state government has failed them. ”