Governor Greg Abbott has decidedly reopened the state. This is despite the backlash his administration has received from liberal media resources regarding the so-called media resources about COVID-19. The state has a lot to celebrate. Just this past, they reached zero COVID deaths for the first time since the pandemic has begun.
Tweeting out the Good News!
“Today Texas reported: * 0 Covid related deaths. In fact, the only time that’s happened since data was tracked in March 2020,” Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted on Sunday night. “* the fewest Covid cases in over 13 months * the lowest 7-day Covid positivity rate ever * the lowest Covid hospitalizations in 11 months. Thanks, Texans!”
Abbott is Accountable to his Critics or so They Think so!
Moreover, his critics have slammed the decision back in March. This is to fully reopen Texas. Though they were surprised by the Lone Star State’s sharp and significant drop in COVID cases and deaths.
Democrats Were not Alone in Their Condemnation of Abbott but the President Himself Jumped on That Bandwagon!
Making sure they were themselves vocal in opposition to Texas’ reopening were his critics, the democrats. Even President Biden was very indignant about it. He called described the opening as “Neanderthal thinking.” Everyone in California wishes Gavin Newsom was as “forward-thinking” as Governor Greg Abbott. Talk about a real “Neanderthal” that would, in fact, be Gavin Newsom. Also, former Representative Beto O’Rourke had something to say. He slammed the “death warrant for Texas” thus also accusing the governor of “killing the people of Texas.”
The Liberal Media Pounces on Governor Greg Abbott
Unfortunately, the biggest pushback/attack Abbott was about to face from the media itself. The governor “is endangering the health of Texas and beyond” declared the Washington Post editorial board.
Premature and Reckless
“Mr. Abbott’s decision is premature and reckless. “While we understand that everyone is eager and anxious for a break from restrictions,” the Post wrote at the time. In fact, the governor’s decision and choice may cheer those who are feeling rebellious, fatigued, and impatient with the year-long COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. However, the result of opening too soon will be a viral spread. Therefore, more suffering.” Herd immunity could have helped with all that!
Pulling the Federal Relief Aid “Card”
Even Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin has agreed that, and in fact, tweeted “Abbott is going to kill more Texans” while sharing piece that has personally called on the Biden administration to pull federal relief for the state. This would be in response to the early reopening.
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin agreed, tweeting “Abbott is going to kill more Texans” while sharing her piece that called on the Biden administration to pull federal relief for the state in response to the early reopening.
Of course, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle had to step into the fray as well. She wondered too on-air too if states like Texas should “face consequences” for following the CDC, asking “should they get access to, let’s say, emergency federal help if they end up with a spike in cases or hospitalizations down the road?”
The Racial Component
Chiming in too Ruhle’s colleague Joy Reid has pushed for a racial component. Thus suggesting minorities don’t matter in states like Texas. Governor Abbott’s actions should not be miscontrued or interpreted as racism.