Schumer Blames Texas for Devastating Weather Crisis: ‘Hope They Learned Their Lesson’

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.

  • Some lawmakers have been quick to politicize the disaster, with Democrats echoing Schumer’s criticisms and Republicans like former Texas Gov. Rick Perry blaming regulation and malfunctioning green energy sources.
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