Just to be clear:

In January, Texas Republicans introduced a bill to secede from the United States.

Yesterday, the Texas governor and both senators (including .@tedcruz) asked Biden for an emergency declaration because their private electrical grid failed.
Texas created a privatized grid to avoid any federal regulations. (Maybe instead of building a wall they should have built a better grid... just a thought.)

Several years ago, Cruz voted against federal relief for New England states affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Last year during rolling blackouts in California, Cruz, and several other Texas Republicans shredded California Democrats for supposedly being at fault for the outages.

Texas, a red state, did not go for Biden.

However, President Biden granted the emergency declaration
without making fun of Texas, or bringing up the secession bill, or pointing out all the shit Cruz has said about him, and without criticizing the state’s decision to get off the national grid to evade federal regulations.

He just did it.

Which is what REAL presidents DO!
And he didn’t pat himself on the back for it either.

Or brag about it.

He just did it. Because Texas are Americans, and hurting, and he's president of ALL Americans - not just the ones who voted for him.

Just to be clear.

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For everyone upset because the Dems did not call witnesses (I was) here's some clarification from several sources, including Del. Stacey Plaskett:

1) We would not have seen witnesses testify in the Senate, the way we saw them testify in the House during the first impeachment.
The Senate rules do not allow for that. The witnesses would have given depositions, which would have been entered into the record.

2) It was not certain that the possible witnesses were willing to testify. If they were unwilling, subpoenas would have to be fought out
in the courts, and we know that could have dragged things out for weeks, or longer.

3) Because these witnesses had not been pre-examined by the House Managers, they were not certain of exactly how they would testify. We all assume that Pence would have been a great witness
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I answered questions and logged issues and looked up regulations and doubled checked registrations and ballot acceptance without prejudice for party affiliation.
I did the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons.
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"The murderer and his intended victim don't have to agree on what's right.
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