Thursday on MSNBC’s The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell, former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke slammed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for opening schools despite the state’s coronavirus positivity rate of 17%.
“My fellow Texans have lost their lives to this pandemic and who didn’t have to if the governor had shut down this state earlier and kept it shut down until we had a contract tracing and a testing regimen that we could aggressively follow to contain the spread of this virus until our positivity rate came down,” O’Rourke whined.
“[H]e’s going to open up the schools in Texas and in fact will not allow local school districts… to delay their reopening even when they have uncontrolled spread and deaths so bad that they’re piling up the bodies in refrigerated trucks…” O’Rourke added. “And there is still no plan whatsoever to get this under control and to save the lives of fellow Texans.”
Keeping children locked down and out of school will do more harm than good. It’s time for the Democrat agenda of media-driven COVID hysteria to end.