- In August, Texas Senator Ted Cruz mocked California’s “failed energy policies” Twitter.
- His post resurfaced on Tuesday as more than 3 million Texans were without electricity during a winter storm.
- Texas state power grid has gone bankrupt due to weather strain on its resources.
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An August tweet in which Texas Senator Ted Cruz mocked California’s “failed energy policies” returned to social media on Tuesday, as millions of Texans were without electricity due to a rare and severe winter storm.
As of Monday, some 154 million Americans were under some form of winter weather warning, CNN reported. About 3.6 million Texans were without electricity on Tuesday afternoon, according to outage monitoring site PowerOutage.us, as state infrastructure struggles to handle inclement weather.
In the tweet of August 19, in response to a message from the governor’s office urging Californians to turn off unnecessary lights and limit their use of appliances, Cruz said California “was unable to perform even the basic functions of civilization, such as having reliable electricity.”
—Ted Cruz (@tedcruz)
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