A massive winter storm system hit Texas and Oklahoma this weekend, leading to serious traffic accidents and power outages. In response, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) begged President Joe Biden's administration for help for his state.
This prompted questions from those who wondered why Texas officials turned to the federal government and the existing president when they were attacking him in weeks previously.
Didn’t Texas want to be it’s own country a few days ago? https://t.co/yGSgNBVcs9— Trudy G Oliver, PhD (@Trudy G Oliver, PhD) 1613270134.0
Biden granted the request for help without attacking the governor or mocking the governor for asking for help.
Maybe we can barter...Texas shows us verifiable proof that it has jettisoned Ted Cruz into the sun, Biden sends aid.
— 🇺🇸Izzy the Dog🇺🇸 (@David38557992) February 14, 2021
Texas Gov Abbott asked Biden for federal assistance on Saturday. On Sunday, Biden authorized the federal emergency… https://t.co/k2G1o3lqZ3— edgery #WearYourDamnMask (@edgery #WearYourDamnMask) 1613349537.0
Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn (Rs-TX) also asked for help, drawing ridicule from those in New England who recalled Cruz voting down funding for states after Hurricane Sandy.
@tedcruz If President Biden acted like the guy you just gave a pass for inciting an insurrection, he would say Texa… https://t.co/5co0h8hltd— Ken Hobbs (@Ken Hobbs) 1613349434.0
See the other comments below:
@agresr @tedcruz I went and worked Sandy out on Breezy Point. The place was fucking leveled. Powerlines, piers, san… https://t.co/gFgRueMzQE— CoLab76 (@CoLab76) 1613348287.0
There still might be some extra pic.twitter.com/3Yqs7XgdHz
— Stanbury Barth (@stanbury_barth) February 15, 2021
Are you certain your knees can handle this round of begging?
— AltAlexanderHamilton (@AltAlexanderHam) February 15, 2021
You guys come crying for money when disaster strikes. But don't want to pay for it in taxes.
— Adriana RM (@etcpolitics) February 15, 2021
@GregAbbott_TX A Republic of Texas doesn't need the USA, doesn't need Massachusetts tax dollars to come to your FE… https://t.co/SG42GPu3nr— Patty Kimura (@Patty Kimura) 1613340346.0
This is when Texas secessionists shut up and stop bleating for FREEEEDOM from evil Fed government intervention. Th… https://t.co/Q33G7hsmNy— Karen J (@Karen J) 1613328770.0
Meanwhile, all the Texas secessionist will be eagerly awaiting thier FEMA handout help after the storm https://t.co/v9dXrlQQw8— matt (@matt) 1613328433.0
A little over 2 weeks ago Texas legislators filed a bill to secede from the Union. Now they want FEMA and it’s fed… https://t.co/0PY0edW8Tn— Gregg Favre (@Gregg Favre) 1613280165.0
Thought Texas wanted to succeed from the union?
— Ch@t (@nuttyrutty13) February 14, 2021
Oh excuse me if the day after the republicans refused to hold Trump accountable for an insurrection aimed at overturning an election and our very democracy, I don't feel like immediately being charitable to Texas who just a few days ago wanted to succeed. FU
— hererightmatters (@hererightmatte2) February 14, 2021