Following the announcement by the governors of Texas and Mississippi of their intentions to completely reopen their states and lift all security guidelines, closures, and masking mandates, President Joe Biden accused those who advocate such ideas of possessing “Neanderthal thinking.” Well-known conservative actor Randy Quaid reacted angrily to the President’s remarks and called on Texans to file a class-action lawsuit.
President Biden attacked the idea of lifting restrictions by Republican governors in Texas and Mississippi, which has the support of a large portion of their citizens, accusing them of possessing “Neanderthal thinking.”
In a round of reporters Wednesday at the White House, President Biden assailed Texas and Mississippi in the wake of their governors’ announcements, saying, “The last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking.”
President Biden in his confused state sees no problem with his border patrol releasing more than 100 illegal immigrants into Texas since late January that have tested positive for the coronavirus [Chinese Communist Party virus) following their arrival, officials in a city on the U.S.-Mexico border told Fox News.
Like so many other Texans, Renowned actor Randy Quaid defended his governor’s words and actions while condemning Biden’s controversial remarks and even called on Texans to file a class-action lawsuit in the wake of the president’s insults.
The actor, known for both his conservative views and his often flamboyant social media presence, took to Twitter on Thursday to speak as a “native Texan” about the president’s comments saying:
“As a native Texan, I am appalled our president has called me a Neanderthal. 23 And Me has verified that I have NO Neanderthal ancestry gene in my genetic code,” he wrote, referencing the popular ancestry service. “This is not to say Neanderthal lives don’t matter, just sayin’ a lot of us Texans have grounds for a class action suit.”
As a native Texan I am appalled our president has called me a Neanderthal. 23 And Me has verified that I have NO Neanderthal ancestry gene in my genetic code. This is not to say Neanderthal lives don’t matter, just sayin’ a lot of us Texans have grounds for a class action suit.
— Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) March 4, 2021
Biden’s comments came after Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that he planned to open the state “100 percent” next week, just a year after the pandemic broke out in the United States.
Abbott’s remarks are not just passing comments. He has already issued an executive order rescinding many of the state’s previous orders, allowing all businesses to fully reopen and repealing the state’s pandemic mandate as of next Wednesday.
Abbott pointed to the positive statistics in detailing the state’s reopening plans, including reducing active cases of the CCP virus, hospitalizations, and the lowest positivity rate the state has seen in months.
Mississippi’s Republican governor, Tate Reeves, in mid-February removed the executive order mandating the use of the face mask, making his state the first in the United States to lift the measure officially.
“There’s a difference between being wise and being a government mandate,” Reeves said when he announced the end of the measure. “We have to trust the people of this country to take care of themselves and make wise decisions.”