Sean Hannity has slammed President Biden for ‘taking the day off’ amid Texas‘ deadly winter storm.
Demanding to know ‘where is our commander-in-chief’, Hannity pointed out the president called a ‘lid’ on Thursday at 8am and made no public appearances on Thursday.
Biden eventually tweeted at 11.30pm to insist he was working on the situation as he shared a photo of him speaking to Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Fox News host Sean Hannity slammed President Biden for ‘taking the day off’ amid Texas’ deadly winter storm.
Biden eventually tweeted at 11.30pm to insist he was working on the situation as he shared a photo of him speaking to Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Hannity had earlier asked on his Fox News show: ‘Where is our commander-in-chief?
‘You know, that new guy? Oh, that’s right! This morning, he decided to take a snow day. The guy ultimately in charge of FEMA and all of the country’s emergency resources and federal agencies?
‘Yeah, he took a day off in the middle of this natural disaster. Where’s the feigned phony, selective liberal outrage on this?’
Hannity then added: ‘To be fair, it’s not even really totally clear that Joe even fully understands what’s going on in Texas.’
Biden did not appear on camera at any point during the day although his administration did release a readout of a call between Biden and Abbott.
Millions in Texas have been left without power after a huge snow storm caused temperatures to drop
Dialina Ganzo, 29, rests on a bed while taking shelter at Gallery Furniture store which opened its door and transformed into a warming station after winter weather caused electricity blackouts
A tractor trailer is stuck in the slick ice and snow on State Highway 195 as travelers are warned about dangerous conditions on roads
The President had previously approved emergency declarations in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
The Fox News host also criticized actress Bette Midler who had tweeted on Thursday: ‘I feel for the people suffering thru this weather, but #God doesn’t seem to like #TedCruz or #JohnCornyn.’
At least 24 people are known to have died in Texas in one of the worst snow storms to hit in decades, with the power failing for millions, and people left freezing in the subzero temperatures.
Temperatures plummeted to as low as -2F this week and snow and ice has blanketed much of the state.
Many supermarkets are now running desperately low on food and seven million people have been placed on boil water orders.
Images shared across social media Thursday showed bare shelves and desperate Texas queued in long lines outside
People wait in near freezing temperatures to fill containers with water from a park spigot as drinking water supplies are still cut off to their homes
More than 325,000 homes an businesses still have no power, down from around 3 million Wednesday
Images shared to social media Thursday showed swaths of desperate Texans waiting in long lines outside grocery stores across the Lone Star state – but by the time many got inside they found the shelves virtually bare.
The extreme-weather conditions and lack of power the state has been enduring since Storm Uri struck five days ago has kick-started a growing crisis in the supply chain of food, with rolling blackouts spoiling fresh produce and treacherous roads preventing delivery trucks from arriving to replenish stock.
To make matters worse, access to fresh drinking water is also becoming increasingly scarce in Texas, following days of record-low temperatures that shuttered water treatment plants and froze pipes.
Officials in the state have now placed a quarter of its population under orders to boil tap water before drinking it.
Supermarkets across Texas are now running desperately low on food as the state continues to reel from the effects of Strom Uri
The storm caused icicles to form on the State Highway 195 sign in Killeen Thursday while thousands are still without power
Workers pick at a frozen fountain in Richardson as subzero temperatures continue to grip Texas
More than 325,000 homes an businesses still have no power, down from around 3 million Wednesday, after Governor Gregg Abbott ordered the state’s natural gas producers to sell fuel to in-state power generators and demanded answers from the state’s electricity supplier over the catastrophic failure.
At least two Austin-area hospitals lost water pressure and heat and one was forced to evacuate some patients, according to local reports.
In response, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced plans to deploy more than 700,000 liters of bottled water, more than 60,000 blankets and industrial-sized generators to help power hospitals and other critical structures in the coming days.
Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk said during a Thursday press conference that Storm Uri has ‘stressed our entire community in ways we have never experienced.’