On Tuesday, leaked audio of a call with state lawmakers revealed that Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) admitted his decision to lift lockdowns in Texas will cause more people to be infected with COVID-19.
BREAKING: As @GovAbbott reopens the state in the midst of a rising infection and death rate, leaked audio from a ca… https://t.co/hKJi3nUjH5— Progress Texas (@Progress Texas) 1588702879.0
Commenters on social media exploded with fury at Abbott's seeming lack of concern for the health of his constituents.
“'The more that you have people out there, the greater the possibility is for transmission,' Abbott said on the cal… https://t.co/GM6sUF2klw— Dr. Miranda Yaver (@Dr. Miranda Yaver) 1588711812.0
Holy shit. Greg Abbott knows he’s going to increase spread of the virus but he’s reopening anyway. https://t.co/WaZs2mL0Mf— Victoria Woodhull (@Victoria Woodhull) 1588707640.0
At this point, Gregory has proven that he just doesn’t care about the public health and lives of Texans. #txlege https://t.co/kyuwrYaPg6— Jamarr Brown (@Jamarr Brown) 1588710107.0
As Texas reopens for business, what Gov @GregAbbott_TX said to lawmakers in a private conversation was "It's almost… https://t.co/W7cBDxvUHn— Scott Braddock (@Scott Braddock) 1588702501.0
Texas governor Greg Abbott knows that lifting quarantines will increase transmissions and deaths, and... he’s going… https://t.co/b8A0UYn6Oe— Houston Women March On (@Houston Women March On) 1588711479.0
When it comes to abortion, Governor Greg Abbott says he's pro-life. When it comes to actual people, not fetuses, h… https://t.co/rodwa7nk5s— Max (@Max) 1588713475.0