‘This kind of numbnutterery will kill people’: Texan blasted for saying elderly should sacrifice themselves

On Monday, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick suggested on Fox News that older Americans should be willing to risk getting coronavirus and dying so that younger Americans are able to keep working and maintain the economy.

Patrick’s comments were met with horror and disbelief on social media.

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