Texas Gov, Greg Abbott (R) said Monday that he’s “very sorry to hear” that the Houston city of “one of the most beautiful cities in the world” is being affected by the Houston Floodwaters that are causing flooding and other damages.
“It’s just heartbreaking,” Abbott told Fox News on Sunday.
“The people of Houston, one of the cities in America that has been devastated by this catastrophe, and that I think most Texans feel very strongly about, are very sorry that this city is being hit by this flood, that it’s being impacted in a very devastating way by the city and by the citizens of Houston.”
Abbott said the city “will continue to rebuild.”
“It is not a matter of when.
It is not an issue of if, it is a matter when,” Abbott said.
“Houston is a very beautiful city, and we are committed to making it a better place for everybody.”
Abbott told ABC News Sunday that the flood “is a wake-up call” and he believes the federal government needs to do more to support the city.
“That is one of those things where it is just a wake up call for me, it’s a wake of what is happening, it means to me that I need to do everything that I can,” Abbott, who’s in Texas to help deal with the flooding, said.
He also expressed hope that “there will be some sort of relief and some sort.
There’s going to be some assistance for the city.”
The Texas governor also said he is “sick and tired” of the “political gridlock” in Washington, D.C. and “just plain obstructionism” from Congress.
“I want to be able to be there for people in Texas,” Abbott continued.
“But it’s just frustrating, because there’s not a lot of solutions out there.”
The governor added that he is a “big believer” in bipartisanship, “so that when we do have some legislation, we can get it done.”
Abbott also took a jab at President Donald Trump, calling him “not a good president” in a tweet on Sunday and saying he has “lost confidence” in the president.
“We are not getting anything done,” Abbott tweeted.
“He can’t fix this mess.
The people of Texas deserve better.”