He might need to be sent to a mental asylum.
Failed Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke appeared on MSNBC and attacked the Texas GOP along with calling it a “death cult.”
The host Ali Velshi started saying, “You have a growing and serious problem in Texas. Your governor’s moved a little bit on some issues having to do with the coronavirus, but this is a strange one, where counties want the ability to enforce stay-at-home orders, and the state government has taken that away from them.”
O’Rourke replied, “And as you pointed out, our Governor, Greg Abbott, inexplicably, will not only not issue a stay-at-home order for the state of Texas, he will not allow the county judge there, Richard Cortez, to issue one for Hidalgo County to save the lives of the people that he was sworn to serve and to represent. And I want to make sure this is not lost on your viewers, that county is 95% Mexican American..”
Then Velshi stated that he spoke to “endless mayors and judges and other county officials” who all wanted Abbott to “fix this.” He asked O’Rourke, “Why is Greg Abbott not allowing this?”
O’Rourke went into his tirade saying:
This is one of the most craven, callous failures of leadership that I’ve ever witnessed in my life. We don’t have a Governor Cuomo here, which we desperately need. Someone who’s going to be guided by the facts and the science and the truth, and whose sole mission is going to be saving the lives of those that he is elected to serve. Instead, we have a governor who perhaps is looking at the 2022 Republican primary for the office that he now holds, trying to fend off our lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, who on Fox News said there are more important things than living. In other words, let’s get on with the dying, knowing full well that it will be those front-line workers making $7.25 an hour, which is the minimum wage in Texas; it’ll be African Americans, it’ll be Latinos and Mexican Americans who will be doing the dying right here in Texas. This is a death cult, the Texas GOP, only they want you to do the dying, and that’s exactly what is happening in Texas right now.
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