As Twitchy reported earlier, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reported today that Texas on Sunday had reported zero deaths from COVID-19 and the fewest COVID cases in 13 months, despite his and other governors’ “Neanderthal thinking” that led them to end mask mandates. When Abbott did end the mask mandate and declared Texas open for business, Gov. Gavin Newsom called it “absolutely reckless,” and Beto O’Rourke told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace that Abbott was leading “a cult of death … You have folks literally upending civilization as we know it.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the move endangered “the entire country and beyond,” and Keith Olbermann was among those asking why the government was “wasting vaccinations on Texas.”

The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin wrote a column about it, asking why we were “bailing out” Texas and arguing that we should prioritize states that were acting responsibly. Abbott was clearly going to kill more people.

 

So Abbott didn’t kill more Texans?

Brian Stelter turned his obsession with Fox News and Trump into a book; somebody should compile all of Rubin’s old tweets and publish those for a laugh.

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Update:

Rep. Dan Crenshaw has joined the pile-on:

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