‘Hope They Learned A Lesson’: Schumer Mocks Texas Over Crisis, Says They ‘Ignored Climate Change’

Obviously, Democrats lost their desire for “unity” 

Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, is making fun of Texas for “ignoring climate change” as the state is confronting a crisis from the record-breaking winter weather last week.

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Millions of Texans were left in the dark and cold for days by the historic snow, ice, and blistering arctic air.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas – which supplies the majority of Texas’ electricity for more than 25 million Texans – has been heavily criticized for vulnerabilities in the Texas power grid.

The Texas Tribute reported that, actually, Texas was just a few moments away from experiencing catastrophic failure with its energy grid that would end up leaving the state without electricity for months.

Senate Majority Leader said in response that he hopes Texas “learned a lesson,” assigning the serious energy issues to officials who have “ignored climate change.”

“The bottom line is, Texas thought it could go it alone and built a system that ignored climate change,” he stated while speaking in Manhattan.

“It was not what’s called resilient, and now Texas is paying the price,” Schumer mocked. “I hope they learned a lesson.”

Schumer went on to attack Texas officials for supposedly not taking into consideration the climate change effects when constructing their energy systems.

He said:

“When we build power, when we build anything now, we have to take into account that climate change is real, or people will have to be caught the way the people in Texas were.

When I wrote the [Hurricane] Sandy bill, $60 billion for New York, we made sure everything was resilient. When they built back the subways, built back this, built back that, they were going to be resistant to climate changes, and we have to do that.”


Newsweek wrote:

“Although Texas mostly relies on natural gas for electricity—which was also affected by the extreme weather—the state’s GOP officials have blamed the power outages on green energy, mostly fixating on wind turbines that froze in the unprecedentedly cold temperatures.

Abbott has claimed wind and solar power failures “thrust Texas into a situation where it was lacking power on a statewide basis,” adding the Green New Deal would be a “deadly deal” for the U.S.”

These claims have been repeated by Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick, as he stated Texas “cannot go down this road” of green energy and that fossil fuels, coal, and nuclear energy are “what this country and this state needs.”

Texas congressman Dan Crenshaw alleged that the state’s shutdowns “would have been much worse” if Texas’ power grid had been “more reliant on the wind turbines that froze.”

Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott also called for a probe into ERCOT, stating it was “anything but reliable,” and called for resignation from its leadership. Patrick mused that maybe the time has come to “get rid of ERCOT altogether and start with a new form.”

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Source: New York Post 

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