Biden Insults States for Reopening and Eliminating Mask Mandate, Texas and Mississippi Fire Right Back
Remember when Joe Biden said that he would fire people for being rude to others like reporters?
Well, he’s either forgotten, is a hypocrite who doesn’t heed his own advice, or doesn’t think that governors should be included in the group of people who deserve respect.
Earlier this week, Biden insulted both governors of Mississippi and Texas after they lifted their mask mandates and reopened everything up so people could try and put their lives back together.
Biden said, “I think it’s a big mistake. Look, I hope everybody’s realized by now these masks make a difference. We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way in which we’re able to get vaccines in people’s arms. We’ve been able to move that all the way up to the end of May to have enough for every American, to get every adult American to get a shot.”
“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask. Forget it. It still matters. … And it’s critical — critical, critical, critical — that they follow the science. Wash your hands, hot water, do it frequently. Wear a mask and stay socially distanced. And I know you all know that; I wish the heck some of our elected officials knew it.”
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves threw one right back at Biden tweeting,
“President Biden said allowing Mississippians to decide how to protect themselves is ‘Neanderthal thinking.’
Mississippians don’t need handlers. As numbers drop, they can assess their choices and listen to experts. I guess I just think we should trust Americans, not insult them.”
President Biden said allowing Mississippians to decide how to protect themselves is “neanderthal thinking.”
Mississippians don’t need handlers. As numbers drop, they can assess their choices and listen to experts. I guess I just think we should trust Americans, not insult them.
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) March 3, 2021
Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded as well by releasing a statement from his office:
“The Governor was clear in telling Texans that COVID hasn’t ended, and that all Texans should follow medical advice and safe practices to continue containing COVID. The fact is, Texas now has the tools and knowledge to combat COVID while also allowing Texans and small businesses to make their own decisions.”
“It is clear from the recoveries, the vaccinations, the reduced hospitalizations, and the safe practices that Texans are using, that state mandates are no longer needed. We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans. The Governor’s focus has been, and always will be, protecting the lives and livelihoods of Texans.”