Rep. Van Duyne to Newsmax: Biden ‘Out of Touch’ With Texas Storm Response

Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Texas, told Newsmax on Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s administration is “completely out of touch” with the situation on the ground in Texas after Hurricane Beryl, which made landfall on the state’s coast early Monday.

With winds reaching 80 mph, the Category 1 hurricane knocked out power for 2.3 million homes and businesses in Texas. A massive effort is underway to restore power, made all the more urgent by scorching temperatures.

Van Duyne, appearing on “Wake Up America,” addressed allegations from the White House that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — who has been handling the storm response while Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is overseas — has been unreachable to coordinate federal disaster aid.

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