Texans shouldn’t have to fill ICU beds in order to fulfill Greg Abbott’s agenda
Governor Greg Abbott has announced that Texas will roll back mask mandates and COVID-19 protections. Because after the state’s disastrous response to the winter storm in February, he’ll do anything to change the subject.
But the pandemic isn’t over, and Texans shouldn’t have to fill ICU beds in order to fulfill Greg Abbott’s agenda.
And just today, President Biden announced there will be enough vaccines to cover all Americans by the month of May. So why couldn’t Greg Abbott simply wait eight more weeks? Because he’s trying to score political points.
Every time Abbott rushes to open our state, things get worse - and he’s admitted it!
Here’s what Gov. Abbott had to say on June 26, 2020:
“If I could go back and redo anything, it probably would have been to slow down the opening of bars, now seeing in the aftermath of how quickly the coronavirus spread.”
We shouldn’t have to fill ICU beds in order to fulfill Abbott’s political agenda. Texans must continue to take COVID-19 seriously and wear masks until everyone has an opportunity to get a vaccine.
Hey, we want things to get back to normal, too. But Abbott’s inability to lead is harming the state’s response to the pandemic just as it harmed that state’s response to the Texas freeze.