Beto O’Rourke Blasts Texas GOP Leaders: Winter Disaster a Result of Electing ‘Government Leaders Who Don’t Believe in Government’

Former Representative Beto O’Rourke had harsh words for Republican leadership in his home state as Texas deals with a catastrophic arctic blast that has left millions without power and 24 reported deaths so far.

Appearing Thursday morning on MSNBC, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski asked her guest how he assesses the job done by Governor Greg Abbott and also the Texas leaders in Washington, “specifically Ted Cruz.” Alleged images of Senator Ted Cruz dipping his freezing state to a Cancun resort have sparked predictable outrage.

The 2020 presidential hopeful cited comments made by Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle had to say about governance earlier in the show, saying it “really struck a chord.” Then he laid into his Republican counterparts in
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