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Biden points finger at Texas state leaders for delay in federal Beryl aid as they accuse him of politicizing storm

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President Joe Biden expressed frustration with the delayed distribution of emergency-relief supplies in Texas following Hurricane Beryl, stating that federal officials had not been able to contact state leaders for days. Biden explained that he had been trying to reach the governor to request aid but couldn’t do so without a specific request. Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has been out of the country, leaving Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to handle the state’s response to the storm. Patrick rejected Biden’s claims, accusing him of politicizing the situation. Hurricane Beryl has caused fatalities and widespread power outages in Texas and Louisiana.