Millions Suffered. Hundreds Died. Greg Abbott Will Probably Get Re-Elected Anyway…

Date: November 05, 2022

01) LINK


“Should politicians be held accountable for disasters which unfold under their watch? It’s a question for Texans voting for governor next week.

The incumbent, Greg Abbott, was at the helm during a storm in February 2021 in which the state — sometimes billed as the “energy capital of America” — was paralyzed by power failures. About 4.5 million homes lost electricity and at least 240 people died in freezing temperatures.

While the storm blanketed most of the United States, only Texas suffered such widespread blackouts and high death toll.

In the Opinion video above, we reveal how Mr. Abbott’s decisions before and during the storm allowed an entirely preventable humanitarian catastrophe to unfold. Among the victims was 87-year-old Connie Mae Richey, whose terrible story was brought to light in the documentary “Protecting the Greed.”

We show how fossil fuel companies made billions in unexpected profits during the storm and how some later rewarded Mr. Abbott with campaign donations.

Quick to blame others, Mr. Abbott somehow dodged full accountability — indeed, polls suggest that he is sailing toward a third term. His likely success next week shows that when Americans vote increasingly along party lines, politicians can fail with impunity.”

===

Tell Us What You Think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.