Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on Wednesday tried to spread some purportedly encouraging news about the COVID-19 pandemic -- but his happy talk was quickly shot down by his own Twitter followers.
Specifically, Cornyn pointed to data posted on the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 tracking website showing that 25 percent of people who contracted the disease are now listed as having "recovered."
However, that nonetheless means that 75 percent of people who have contracted the disease -- about 1.5 million people -- are either still sick or dead, which is not exactly a comforting statistic.
Many of Cornyn's own constituents pleaded with him to focus on getting Texas more testing kits -- check out some reactions below.
@JohnCornyn #CoronavirusCornyn doesn't mention 26,211 Americans are dead. I guess that's not important. He also do… https://t.co/RHTjR4pj1x— xxxJDxxx (@xxxJDxxx)1586970294.0
@JohnCornyn Focus on testing your constituents— 𝕛𝕚𝕞𝕞𝕪𝕠🧂 (@𝕛𝕚𝕞𝕞𝕪𝕠🧂)1586969753.0
@JohnCornyn Texas needs more testing kits. Of all 50 states, Texas is ranked second to last in the number of people… https://t.co/uTscRj6j0W— Gayle Owens (@Gayle Owens)1586969897.0
@JohnCornyn ...and the US is still only at 1.04% testing and TX is at 0.51%. Do you job, help get Americans and TE… https://t.co/h9ab9s1ZwP— Dave Perrino - Biden, most votes in US HISTORY. (@Dave Perrino - Biden, most votes in US HISTORY.)1586970226.0
@JohnCornyn Texas now stands as the 49th state in testing its population per capita. If you are really interested i… https://t.co/Ki0sS63CfV— Mask up (@Mask up)1586970167.0
@JohnCornyn So 75% haven't?— Randall Stephens (@Randall Stephens)1586969823.0
@JohnCornyn Where are the tests that POTUS promised? How do you know that your percentage of survivors is even clo… https://t.co/lUX8nrS0vq— Mike Connolly (@Mike Connolly)1586971558.0
@JohnCornyn https://t.co/bJondOc41l— 🇺🇸WRAPPED IN THE FLAG🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸WRAPPED IN THE FLAG🇺🇸)1586970884.0
@JohnCornyn Americans have the HIGHEST DEATH TOLLS 27,176 ............ so far You're # 1 in de… https://t.co/fqN2knhIlP— 🇨🇦L-J 🇨🇦 (@🇨🇦L-J 🇨🇦)1586970171.0