Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) slammed Anthony Fauci recently and stated that the state will not take advice from the country’s top infectious disease doctor.
According to The Hill:
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) on Tuesday lambasted Anthony Fauci over his assessment of the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the U.S., claiming that his state did not need advice from the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
“Fauci said that he’s concerned about states like Texas that skipped over certain things. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Patrick said on Fox News after Fauci testified before a Senate committee about the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak. “We haven’t skipped over anything.”
“The only thing I’m skipping over is listening to him,” Patrick added. “He has been wrong every time, on every issue. I don’t need his advice anymore. We’ll listen to a lot of science, we’ll listen to a lot of doctors, and [Gov. Greg Abbott (R)], myself and other state leaders will make the decision. No thank you, Dr. Fauci.”
But he also said that states following health protocols didn’t necessarily lead to better results. He pointed to pictures of people in many different areas around the U.S. disregarding social distancing and not wearing face masks.
The elephant in the room that critics and the media fail to address is the fact that the spike in cases has followed the protests from social justice warriors. No one seems willing to explore if there is a causal link.