Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suffered a politically devastating week after fleeing Texas during an emergency to vacation in Cancun.
His leadership gap was filled by Democrats such as former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
O'Rourke organized his supporters to make phone calls to check on the welfare of senior citizens in Texas.
BIG THANKS to the volunteers who made over 784,000 phone calls to senior citizens in Texas today. You helped to c… https://t.co/uQLGKZmmeB— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke)1613708619.0
Ocasio-Cortez used her massive social media follow to raise money for Texas nonprofits responding to the crisis. On Saturday, she announced that over $4 million had been raised.
We just hit $4 million! Reps. Sylvia Garcia, Sheila Jackson Lee & Al Green of Houston are doing incredible work w/… https://t.co/O5OnyRCvbE— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1613861620.0
Each has been cheering on the efforts of the other.
Thank you @BetoORourke for helping organize thousands of wellness check-in calls! 📞 https://t.co/V8osKj1KQB— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1613706815.0