Republicans continue pushing the idea that giving up your life is not as important as restoring the economy. Basically saying that money is more precious than life.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick echoed that belief this week when he claimed that saving the country is more important than living.
During an interview with Fox News, Patrick expressed his happiness that Texas was beginning to open up businesses – even if it meant people losing their lives.
“I’m sorry to say that I was right on this and I’m thankful that now we are now finally beginning to open up Texas and other states because it’s been long overdue,” he told interview host Tucker Carlson.
“What I said when I was with you that night is there are more important things than living. And that’s saving this country for my children and my grandchildren and saving this country for all of us,” Patrick said. “I don’t want to die, nobody wants to die, but man we’ve got to take some risks and get back in the game and get this country back up and running.”
“Let’s face reality of where we are: In Texas, we have 29 million people. We’ve lost 495 and every life is valuable, but 500 people out of 29 million and we’re locked down,” Patrick said.
Patrick went on to question experts that said we need to continue the shutdown.
“They told us, Tucker, to follow the science. Well what science?” Patrick questioned. “At the end of January, Dr. [Anthony] Fauci — who I have great respect for — said this wasn’t a big issue. Three weeks later we were going to lose two million people and another few weeks later it was 100,000 to 200,000. Now it’s under 60,000.”
You can see the interview below: