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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 03:47 PM

Biden visits Texas following damage from winter storms, encourage COVID vaccinations

Source: New York Daily News

HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s public empathy is on display on his trip to a major disaster site since he took office a little over a month ago. The president and his wife, Jill, are in Texas to survey damage caused by severe winter weather and to encourage people to get their coronavirus shots.

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden step off Air Force One upon arrival at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas on February 26, 2021. (MANDEL NGAN/)

The brutal winter weather across the South over Valentine’s Day weekend battered multiple states, with Texas bearing the brunt of unseasonably frigid conditions that caused widespread power outages and frozen pipes that burst and flooded homes. Millions of residents lost heat and running water.

At least 40 people in Texas died as a result of the storm and, although the weather has returned to more normal temperatures, more than 1 million residents are still under orders to boil water before drinking it.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/biden-visits-texas-following-damage-from-winter-storms-encourage-covid-vaccinations/ar-BB1e3mY7?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=DELLDHP



Meanwhile Ted Cruz is at CPAC

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Reply Biden visits Texas following damage from winter storms, encourage COVID vaccinations (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 26 OP
msongs Feb 26 #1
ananda Feb 26 #4
NYC Liberal Feb 26 #2
Skittles Feb 27 #7
niyad Feb 26 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 26 #5
DENVERPOPS Feb 27 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 03:55 PM

1. I'd get a vaccine but they are not available nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 05:45 PM

4. I know. I can't find anything here in Austin.

Grrrr

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 04:06 PM

2. I believe that Abbott and Cornyn are with Biden.

So Cruz is the odd one out. Even his fellow Republicans have better sense.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 04:57 AM

7. all three of them are fucking disgusting

yes

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 04:39 PM

3. Dr. Jill Biden. And the storm and freezing temps lasted longer than the weekend. Really, msn, you

get sloppier and lazier every day.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 09:07 PM

5. Biden promises to help winter storm-battered Texas recover: 'We're in it for the long haul'

President Joe Biden embraced a familiar role on his trip to Houston Friday, offering both comfort and federal support after a severe winter storm-battered Texas and left millions without power, heat or water.

It's a role past presidents have stepped into amid disasters and tragedies but also one that comes quite naturally to Biden, whose connections with loss and crisis are among his calling cards.

In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the President visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, joined the President in Houston, as did GOP Sen. John Cornyn.

Speaking at a federal vaccination site at NRG Stadium, where the Houston Texans play, Biden sought to reassure Texans that his administration would be there for them as they recover.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-promises-to-help-winter-storm-battered-texas-recover-were-in-it-for-the-long-haul/ar-BB1e2JYg?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 03:56 AM

6. I doubt he will just fly around the city

Like WBush did with Katrina......

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