Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is blaming Texas for the severe weather crisis which has ravaged the Lone Star State in recent weeks.
The moment: During a press conference in New York City, Schumer weighed in on the unprecedented winter conditions which have led to mass power outages and widespread food and water shortages.
- “The bottom line is, Texas thought it could go it alone and built a system that ignored climate change,” said Schumer, referring to the state’s power grid, which is separate from the national power grid.
- “It was not what’s called resilient, and now Texas is paying the price,” he added. “I hope they learned their lesson.”
The Texas power crisis: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday delivered an update on the crisis, saying power in the state has nearly been fully restored and boil water advisories had been lifted for 5 million Texans.