Colorado City’s mayor has quit after posting that “only the strong will survive and the weak will perish” in a deadly winter storm sweeping the southern US state.
Tim Boyd, the mayor of Colorado City, took to Facebook in anger at people “crying and looking for a handout”.
“Sink or swim it’s your choice,” he raged. “The city and country… or any other service, owes you nothing.”
Millions are now in a third day without power and struggling for heat in Texas.