UPDATED 6:10 PM PT – Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Joe Biden was caught lying about sending federal assistance to Texas, as reports found he failed to help for five consecutive days.
“So we’re going to sign that declaration once it’s in front of me, and God willing, it will bring a lot of relief to a lot of Texans,” Biden stated.
Tonight, I called Governor Greg Abbott to discuss the ongoing situation in Texas and identify ways we can support the state’s recovery from this storm. I made clear to the Governor that I’ll work relentlessly to get his state what they need. pic.twitter.com/UBwH8DMep2
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 19, 2021
Despite Biden’s promises, on Tuesday Texas officials said he only sent some form of disaster relief to just 77 out of 254 counties in Texas. Biden also rejected a request by Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) for a statewide emergency declaration, leaving most Texans on their own in the face of power outages.
“First, to be clear, we will not end this session until the state of Texas is, and all of its power generation capabilities, is fully winterized so we never go through this again,” Abbott stated. “With regard to how it’s going to be funded, every possibility is on the table. We will consider whatever options. We need to figure out the strategy first.”
Reports said the limited federal aid is focused on the areas of Houston, Austin and Dallas. The White House and FEMA have yet to explain their selective approach to helping Texas.