President Biden says he hopes to visit Texas next week as hundreds of thousands of homes remain without power, and the state deals with water shortages and the fallout from a winter storm that has claimed more than 50 lives.
The White House said federal agencies have delivered 60 generators, more than 60,000 blankets, and 729,000 liters of water. But pressure is mounting on Biden to see for himself how the Lone Star State is struggling to cope.
On Friday, Biden said he hoped to visit once his presence would be less of a burden to emergency services, but the timing had yet to be worked out. “I plan to go,” he told reporters at the White House.
Veteran Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf said: “It will be a test of his capacity to do what he said he was going to do, which is to be the president for all people, whether it is red states or