Rick Perry says Texans would rather ‘be without electricity’ for days ‘to keep the federal government out’

As Texas deals with millions without power from a winter storm, its former governor claims that the state want no part of the federal government when it comes to energy.

CBS Austin reports:

“Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says that Texans find massive power outages preferable to having more federal government interference in the state’s energy grid.

Perry, who also served as the Secretary of Energy in the Trump administration, made the comment in an interview with Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy . . .

Perry told McCarthy that ‘technology – not regulation’ is how he believes Texas can ensure its grid can weather the next storm.

‘Texans would be without electricity for longer than three days to keep the federal government out of their business,’ Perry said.”

For the full story, visit CBS Austin here.

 

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