<p>The Democrat hit back at Greg Abbott</p>

The Democrat hit back at Greg Abbott

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After Texas Governor Greg Abbott blamed the state’s power outages on the Green New Deal, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back with the perfect response.

Noting that the Governor may not be so clued-up about his own state’s energy supply, Ms Ocasio-Cortez wrote:

“I go offline a few days and return to a GOP Gov blaming policies he hasn’t even implemented for his own failures. Gov. Abbott doesn’t seem to have a grasp on his state, so here’s a reminder: Texas runs 80-90% on fossil fuels. The real ‘deadly deal’ is his failed leadership,” the Democratic representative from New York tweeted.

AOC followed up this rebuke by saying Mr Abbott “needs to get off TV pointing fingers and start helping people”.

She then suggested: “After that, he needs to read a book on his own state’s energy supply.”

Governor Abbott has previously called the Green New Deal, a set of policy proposals intended to help tackle the climate crisis that has not become law, as a “deadly deal” during an appearance on Fox News.

More than four million Texans have lost power as Winter Storm Uri thrashes the state with snow and record low temperatures.

Despite Governor Abbott’s comments, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said much of the power generation that went offline was due to issues with the natural gas system.

Former Texas congresssman Beto O’Rourke also criticised Abbott’s treatment those hit by the power outage.

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