|Four Republican members of Congress abandoned their fellow Texans and voted “no” on Harvey recovery funds. The Dallas Morning News Editorial Board called them out, saying the four Texas Republicans put “politics before humanity” and said that our “country deserves better.”|
The criticism was earned. However, it’s important to remember that negligent actions, hypocrisy and cronyism that make things worse for Texans who have been hurt by Harvey aren’t limited to four irresponsible Republican congressmen. Ideally, the Texas press and others will look back as well as forward to assign accountability when reporting the difficulties Texans are encountering while recovering from Harvey. Any fair examination of the full record will expose a history of negligence, blind ideology and cronyism.