The Obama administration has a bias against the state creating the most jobs in America, retiring Texas Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison explained on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” Friday.
“I see a bias in this administration against Texas,” Hutchison said, explaining how some of Texas’ anti-government attitude has made it more difficult to get the administration to pay attention to the Lone Star state’s needs.
“I do see it in this administration absolutely. We didn’t get the help on the wildfires that any other state would have gotten. We had to fight hard for our education money,” she lamented.
According to Hutchinson, the administration’s prejudice is extremely apparent.
“I think if you look at the things that have not happened in Texas, I think it is pretty clear that there is a bias against Texas,” Hutchison added. “Even in the border issues we’re not getting the help that we should have from the federal government to secure the 1,200 mile border that we have with Mexico. So I do think that a lot of the rhetoric has rubbed the administration wrong.”
In the wake of a massive increase in chatter that Texas Governor Rick Perry will run for president Hutchison weighed in on what a possible Perry run could mean.
Hutchison challenged Perry for the governorship in 2010 and the pair are hardly friendly, but Friday the retiring Senator said if Perry runs he will be a “formidable” candidate.
“I think Texas has a great business climate and that is going to be good for anyone who runs from Texas,” she said. “We have a right to work, we don’t have a state income tax, we have good tort law, and that is several governors past, as well as Governor Perry. I think the strong business climate is what has put Texas at the forefront. And I think that is going to be a good base for anyone.”
Over the last two years Texas has created more jobs than all other states combined.
Hutchison added that she has not yet decided who to support for president.