'Coronavirus Cornyn': GOP senator's latest effort to downplay threat of COVID-19 massively backfires
Texas Senator John Cornyn. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Gonzalez

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.