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Former Presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) blamed Gov. Abbott (R-TX) and Texas Republican leaders for the power outages taking place in Texas.

Nearly three million people in Texas are without electricity due to natural gas, coal and a nuclear power plant.

O’Rourke wasted no time in placing the blame on Texas Republicans.

“The energy capital of North America cannot provide enough energy to warm and power people’s homes…We are nearing a failed state in Texas. And it has nothing to do with God or natural disasters. It has everything to do with those in positions of public trust who have failed us,” O’Roruke said to MSNBC.

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Gov. Abbott appeared on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News, blaming the disaster that’s taking place in Texas on the Green New Deal, which has not been enacted in the state. 

A strong proponent of the Green New Deal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to Abbott blaming the Green New Deal for Texas’ power outages.

O’Rourke backed AOC’s plan to enact a Green New Deal which would create 20 million jobs, as well as address the climate crisis that many believe the world is facing. This could lead to a major policy debate if O’Rourke decides to run for governor in 2022. 

While leaders in Texas such as Gov. Abbott, Sen. Cruz and Sen. Cornyn are taking climate change lightly, O’Rourke warns of future disasters if they don’t address the issue at hand.

Written ByLevon Satamian

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