I have never understood the idea of sitting around and doing nothing while someone was in trouble or in need of assistance.
I cannot count how many times I have been driving past someone that was in some sort of distress while people just walked past. If you have the chance to do something, you do it and try to help people the best that you can.
Imagine if you will, you call 911 because your house is on fire, and they tell you that they will send someone over as soon as the firefighters are done watching the movie they started a half hour ago. Thats’s what Joe Biden is doing.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Houston to check on the state’s recovery from the winter storms. The President and First Lady toured the damage with Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
The visit to Harris County was the president’s first trip to a major disaster site since he took office.
Severe winter weather across the South over Valentine’s Day weekend battered multiple states, with Texas bearing the brunt of unseasonably frigid conditions that caused widespread power outages and frozen pipes that burst and flooded homes. Millions of residents lost heat and running water.
At least 40 people in Texas died as a result of the storm and, although the weather has returned to more normal temperatures, more than 1 million residents were still under orders to boil water before drinking it.
Biden visited a food bank and met with local leaders to discuss the storm, relief efforts and progress toward recovery.
While in Houston, the Democratic president also visited a mass coronavirus vaccination center run by the federal government. Biden on Thursday commemorated the 50 millionth COVID-19 vaccination since he took office, halfway toward his goal of 100 million shots by his 100th day in office. That celebration followed a moment of silence to mark the passage earlier this week of 500,000 U.S. deaths blamed on the disease.