Leaked audio revealed on Tuesday that Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) knows that reopening the state will cause more people to die from COVID-19 but “the goal never has been to get transmission down to zero.”
BREAKING: As @GovAbbott reopens the state in the midst of a rising infection and death rate, leaked audio from a call with Texas Legislators reveals that he knows reopening puts more Texans at risk. #txlege pic.twitter.com/kTK4M8gpSY
— Progress Texas (@ProgressTX) May 5, 2020
People across the nation are furious with Abbott for reopening the state while knowing the consequences. Even Texas voters expressed how fed up they are with Republicans in the state and promised to vote Democrats come November.
As Texas reopens for business, what Gov @GregAbbott_TX said to lawmakers in a private conversation was "It's almost ipso facto, the more that you have people out there the greater the possibility there is for transmission" Audio at @quorumreport https://t.co/7dDk2RoUem #txlege
— Scott Braddock (@scottbraddock) May 5, 2020
This graph is frightening. I work with data all day long and seeing this scares the crap out of me
— Space Pirate 🏴☠️🌊 (@NachoProfessor2) May 6, 2020
I would argue this is almost a 100% impeachable offense. @GovAbbott knew that he was putting Texans on the front line and still decided to potentially kill tens of thousands of Texans.
It's irresponsible and moraly reprehensible.
— Gavin (@GavinRNicholson) May 5, 2020
The Oil & Gas Industry own him. West Texas crude is crashing and his donors are calling in their tokens.
— Maude 🎨 🌊 😎 (@MaudetheArtist) May 5, 2020
He's basically saying… pic.twitter.com/023O7GhiJm
— A Playa Named Gus (@1dafulgemini) May 6, 2020
@GovAbbott is happy to kill people…
— Roo55 (@Roon17Stephanie) May 5, 2020
— bells (@bells110) May 5, 2020
Trump and his Republican sycophants aren’t keeping it a secret. As Trump pushes for the country to ignore the #coronavirus as though it’s a political foe they do not deny they know more people will die. Trump chooses to ignore the models he formerly touted because they are bad.
— Mata Hari (@Socratic1) May 5, 2020
No science, no tests, no vaccines, but what the hell let’s just wing it. No one is aiming for zero, but we need to take it slow and flatten the curve.
The Texas governor and friends think fellow citizens are expendable in the name of commerce. Unless you are a fetus of course.
— GlobalMom (@LGCglobal) May 6, 2020
Cruelty is always the point with the GOP.
— William Richardson (@Pedalman56) May 6, 2020
Human sacrifice for capitalism and reelection of 45.
— Lesia Williams (@LesiaWilliams19) May 6, 2020
He doesn’t care about Texans and that’s why he needs to be removed from office. Republicans and democrats need to join forces and vote him out.
— Michelle (@tmg_hou) May 5, 2020
Get Abbott out in 2022! @BetoORourke wanna be Governor of Texas in '22?
— 🏳️🌈🌊Blue Alien Facehugger (@axiomatic13) May 5, 2020