“Members of the board of ERCOT resigned for their failures and Greg Abbott should follow. He is the head of the state. He is responsible for this crisis.”
Gilberto Hinojosa, Texas Democratic Party Chairman, in response to the recent ice storm and the ensuing failure of the state’s leadership to handle it
“It really would have been nice to have a state representative helping on the ground, working at a warming center, packing food, etc. rather than immediately (flying) off on a private plane when the going got tough. My neighbors didn’t get to do that when her pipe burst.”
Brian Walz, resident of the Fort Bend, Texas area, criticizing State Rep. Gary Gates (pictured) for flying to Orlando, Florida as effects of the ice storm in his district worsened
A first-term lawmaker, Gates is facing backlash for taking a private jet to Orlando, but says he and his family had to leave their home, as pipes had burst.