Texas Lt. Gov. hits back at Cuomo for ‘mocking’ rising COVID cases
Texas Lt. Gov. hits back at Cuomo.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized red state governors’ response to COVID-19 crisis; reaction from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
What was Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s response to Cuomo’s comments?
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has pushed back in what appears to be a growing spat between Texas and New York over surging coronavirus cases.
Patrick took issue with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent comments in which he said, ” Don’t be like Texas”, essentially mocking the Lone Star State’s handling of the pandemic.
Patrick retaliated by saying, “We don’t need your help. Remember you’re the governor who killed 11,000 seniors in nursing homes.”
This reference to Cuomo’s controversial decision to allow COVID-19 positive patients to return to nursing homes has been a point of criticism for the Governor.
The back and forth between the two governors comes as Texas is experiencing a significant surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. The state has become one of the hotspots in the country for the virus. However, Patrick has been in favor of reopening the state’s economy, arguing that the impact of the virus on people’s livelihoods has been worse than the virus itself.
Cuomo has taken a different approach, allowing stringent measures and restrictions to be imposed on New York City and surrounding areas to get the virus under control.
The clash between the two governors reflects a growing polarization in the US between those who favor re-opening and those who support stricter measures to contain the virus.
Patrick’s response to Cuomo’s comments further highlights the political nature surrounding the pandemic, with each side using the crisis to score points against the other.
Despite the political disagreements, the priority for both sides should be containing the virus and supporting those affected by it. It is essential for leaders to set aside political differences during times of crisis and work together to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.