Texas lt. Gov Dan Patrick: ‘There are more important things than living’ during pandemic
The lieutenant governor of Texas is pushing to completely reopen the Lone Star state — insisting “there are more important things than living” during the coronavirus pandemic.
“In Texas, we have 29 million people and we’ve lost 495,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, 70, told Fox News, calling it a “low” death rate.
“Every life is valuable, but 500 people out of 29 million and we’re locked down, and we’re crushing the average worker. We’re crushing small business. We’re crushing the markets. We’re crushing this country,” Patrick told interviewer Tucker Carlson Monday night.
“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,” he insisted, echoing comments he made earlier in the pandemic.
“And I don’t want to die, nobody wants to die, but man, we got to take some risks and get back in the game, and get this country back up and running.
“We cannot endure this much longer.”
Patrick insisted that “Democrats have total control” and are “destroying our country” with lockdowns which were based on “the wrong numbers, the wrong science.”
“It’s time to get back to work. Texas is taking the lead, and we’re going to get rolling,” he insisted.
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