President Biden has been slammed for his comments by the Republican governors in Texas and Mississippi, after he accused them of “Neanderthal thinking” for their decision to remove Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus restrictions, including mask mandates.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) slammed Biden’s “Neanderthal thinking” comment on lifting CCP Virus (COVID-19) restrictions on “The Faulkner Focus” on Thursday, March 4, calling the president a “hypocrite.”
“How dare him attack Texas for our policies when he is allowing the border to be overrun by people coming in here by the hundreds, by the thousands, and testing positive and coming on a bus to your state wherever you happen to live in the United States of America,” Patrick said. “What a hypocrite.”
“What I would call ‘Neanderthal thinking’ would be Governor [Gavin] Newsom in California telling his people not to come out of their cave for a year,” Patrick said. “I would call ‘Neanderthal thinking’ the Democrat Governor [Andrew] Cuomo of New York sending patients with COVID to nursing homes where he covered up 12,000 people dying.”
He added, “I would call ‘Neanderthal thinking’ of allowing people to cross the border illegally with COVID.”
Patrick went on to say that Biden “didn’t look at the facts,” noting 15 other states don’t have a mask mandate. He added people were still encouraged to practice social distancing.
“We just joined that group,” he said. “We’re not telling people not to wear masks. We’re just removing a mandate.”
U.S.-Mexico border patrol officials told Fox News that more than 100 illegal aliens released into the United States since Biden took over the presidency in January have tested positive for the CCP Virus.
Felipe Romero, a spokesman for Brownsville, Texas, said on Wednesday the 108 positives represent 6.3% of the number of total migrants who have been rapid-tested at the city’s main bus station, where the Border Patrol is releasing them. Rapid testing of the individuals was instigated there on Jan. 25.
Brownsville cannot prevent those who test positive for the virus from entering the United States. They advise them to quarantine.
Sources at the White House told Fox News on Wednesday it is aware of instances where individuals may continue to travel despite testing positive and being told to quarantine, and the federal guidance is for them to isolate.