Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) might want to invest in a raincoat.
The Texas lawmaker was interviewed by MSNBC about Hurricane Harvey touching down in his district amid the downpour of rain drenching the Corpus Cristi area on Friday afternoon. Needless to saw, Farenthold was completely soaked.
“We’ve worked really hard to get ready here in Corpus Cristi,” Farenthold said. “Now we just got to hunker down and see what happens.”
Last month, Farenthold blamed the Republicans’ failed effort to repeal and replace, or just repeal the Affordable Care Act on “female senators from the Northeast” and said if it was the fault of a “guy from South Texas” he would settle his disagreements “Aaron Burr-style.” Farenthold is also one of the most well-informed lawmakers on cybersecurity and internet-rights issues.
Critics on Twitter were quick to point out that Farenthold voted against a relief package that would have gone to victims of Superstorm Sandy, which was the second-costliest hurricane in United States history.
Other people found the whole interview quite odd, or commended Farenthold for giving an interview in the middle of a hurricane.
— Rae (@RaeLynnZiegler) August 25, 2017
Congressman Farenthold looks great pic.twitter.com/vHEf8ek9Vp
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) August 25, 2017
Hurricane Harvey is set to become the first major hurricane to hit the United States in 12 years. It is expected to reach at least the Category 3 status before all is said and done.
Watch all of Farenthold’s rain-soaked interview with MSNBC here: