Democrat Kamala Harris has taken the weekend to have a sunny vacation back in her hometown. At the same time, her duties in Washington, including advocating for the state of Texas, are put on hold.
“Tag everyone, tag Black Lives Matter, tag Joe Biden! Tag Kamala Harris,” a Texas woman says in a video.
Day #5 of Blackouts.
A Texas woman with two 15-month-old little girls describes neighbors sleeping in cars, residents not having any power, claiming that random areas are being chosen to be targeted for blackouts.
“There is no power and no gas here, and there is no reason for it. We don’t have food; no trucks are allowed to deliver because of the power usage. There is contaminated water, and the pipes are frozen. There is no water on the shelf. We have no gas. We can’t receive blankets in Houston and Dallas. We are told we don’t know when we will have power. We have no way out. The road is dangerous; they are trying to kill us. No essentials for us. We don’t have anything. We need the White House to hear this. Where is Joe Biden, and where is Kamala Harris. They are determining who has power, saying who is essential. They are trying to kill us. Warming Centers won’t let people in without vaccines. We can gather together in hotel rooms, and in the midst of all of this, they are fining people for being crowded.
We can’t use gas generators; we have no gas—Lool at these photos. People are dead in their homes; this is bigger than that. Now it is time for people to come together. We have no food and water,” the Texas woman said.
There are, in fact, reports of people freezing to death.
Texas' sixth day of misery: Boy, 11, dies of hypothermia as man freezes to death in his recliner https://t.co/ug2rL84tt1
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) February 20, 2021
Harris has been called out for her lack of concern. She is on a personal visit back home to Brentwood, California.
Vice President @kamalaharris is now in LA for the first time since being sworn in. And don’t worry, Angelenos – this is a personal trip with no public events planned, so LA streets shouldn’t be affected (as they often are during vice presidential visits). @FOXLA @GDLA pic.twitter.com/au7GFSp0HP
— Chelsea Edwards (@_chelseaedwards) February 19, 2021
Meanwhile, people are asking for her to pay attention to getting supplies to dying people in Texas. Increased reports of older adults freezing to death in their homes have been circulating.
“Due to an increased need for water across the City of #FortWorth, the @FortWorthFire is currently accepting donations of water bottles at all 43 fire stations. If you can SAFELY travel out of your home & bring water to your local water station, it would be appreciated. Thank you!” wrote one of Harris’ supporters.
Hey @POTUS @KamalaHarris @fema we need bottled water so bad in Fort Worth that they are asking people to drive on icy roads to donate it. Absolute failure of @MayorBetsyPrice, but please send help. https://t.co/iB6yMdo6XJ
— Holly Stallcup (@HollyStallcup) February 16, 2021
Calls to Harris from constituents and supporters have fallen on deaf ears.
Why is VP @KamalaHarris
visiting Los Angeles, CA for the weekend w/ nothing on her public schedule?
If the media is up in arms about superfluous politician travel why is this not a story?
There's still a global pandemic, Americans are still w/out power & water in parts of TX…
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) February 20, 2021
A former congressional candidate from Texas, Tania Burgess, posted on her Facebook page a series of posts that chronicles her experience with Texas’s blackout.
Rolling blackouts, no water, empty grocery stores.
Tania Burgess talking about Texas Hell Stormhttps://t.co/pG341qASGJ
— Kari Baxter Donovan🇺🇸🏴🇮🇪🇩🇰🏴 (@Saorsa1776) February 21, 2021
Video footage from local news confirms that there is a severe shortage of water.
@JoeBiden @KamalaHarris @SpeakerPelosi @HouseDemocrats @SenateDems @RepAdamSchiff @AOC @Sen_JoeManchin @katieporteroc @Ilhan @SenSchumer @ewarren @SenatorSinema @BernieSanders @ericswalwell @MarkWarner @vgescobar @SenDuckworth @staceyabrams @RepDebHaaland @fema @RedCross https://t.co/vWaYtPZpzb
— Stop GOP GRIFTERS! 🏳🌈🌎❤ (@SEFTAlt) February 20, 2021
Tania Burgess showing empty grocery stores in Texashttps://t.co/CAHHd0R9Kh
— Kari Baxter Donovan🇺🇸🏴🇮🇪🇩🇰🏴 (@Saorsa1776) February 21, 2021
Friday, Harris had two people welcoming her large car parade, as reported on social media.
— Alex Biston (@AlexBistonTV) February 19, 2021
Apparently, Bidden and Harris had other plans for the weekend than helping the freezing, dehydrated, and hungry Texas people.
Harris did find the time, on her vacation, to tweet a couple of times:
Our administration will continue working hand-in-hand with state and local authorities to bring relief to the people of Texas and all those nationwide who are impacted by the extreme weather.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) February 19, 2021
And she retweeted Joe Biden’s statement about green energy, which may be seen as a slap in the face to people in Texas whose power grid of Wind Turbines has crashed:
Today, America is officially back in the Paris Climate Agreement. Let’s get to work.
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 19, 2021
According to the release from Governor Abbott’s office, on Saturday:
“Governor Greg Abbott has announced that President Biden partially approved Texas’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration. 77 of Texas’ 254 counties have been approved for FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance.
Here are the counties approved for individual assistance — which, eyeballing it, represent the vast majority of the state’s population (and don’t include counties not on the TX grid, like El Paso) #txlege pic.twitter.com/jIDf2BuHIm
— Evan Smith (@evanasmith) February 20, 2021
Biden had the day off and was visiting friends in the area.
On this Saturday afternoon, the WH pool has left with President Biden who is visiting @SenatorDole at his home. Dole has announced that he will begin treatment for lung cancer Monday. Dole is 97. He and the president were Senate colleagues for many years.
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) February 20, 2021
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776