Last week a story, pushed by the Russian website Sputniknews, was picked up by the American left. Funny how that works, isn’t it? Here it is from that paragon of #FakeNews, RawStory:
Those who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana are only beginning to see the way the flood waters have destroyed their homes. Many families tried to ride it out, only to be rescued when the rising waters forced them onto their roof. Thousands escaped with only their lives and the clothes on their backs, losing everything they own.
But according to Secretary of State Rolando Pablos (R-TX), they don’t need any help. As Patheos reported, they just need a little more Jesus.
Quebec’s Minister of International Relations Christine St-Pierre called Pablos to express her sorrow and condolences on behalf of the people of the Canadian province. She also offered equipment and manpower.
Pablos turned it down. Instead he asked for “prayers from the people of Quebec,” the minister relayed.
Understandably, the neighbor to the north was shocked.
“It was a conversation about how devastating the situation is and we want to express our support to the people of Texas,” she told CBC News in an interview.
Take a moment and count the number of RedState tropes and stereotypes this douchenozzle ties into her Russian generated outrage du jour.
The actual story is much, much different and was readily available to RawStory when they ran their silly little hit-piece.
— Secretary of State (@TXsecofstate) September 1, 2017
Pretty simple. The Texas Secretary of State is not empowered to accept donations because they don’t have the staff or expertise to deal with them. Quebec was referred to the actual people who do accept foreign offers of aid.