Raw Story: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick attacked Black Texans to deflect from criticism of GOP attacks on public health measures.
BREAKING: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) just blamed Black people for low vaccination rates. "The biggest group in most states are African Americans… It's up to the Democrats," he said. (White Republicans are the most unvaccinated group.)— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) August 20, 2021
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames unvaccinated Black people for Covid spread in his state pic.twitter.com/CfwajqECLM— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 20, 2021
“Well, Laura,” Patrick said to Fox News personality Laura Ingraham, “The COVID is spreading, particularly — most of the numbers are with the unvaccinated.”
Lt. Gov. @DanPatrick is a lying racist. We know this because data shows that White Texans are responsible for twice as many cases as Black Texans, and there are 3 unvaccinated White Texans for every 1 unvaccinated Black Texanhttps://t.co/Z3KqtDOpiphttps://t.co/hhokV71YmG pic.twitter.com/9IyrGdymwt— Jorge A. Caballero, MD (@DataDrivenMD) August 20, 2021
“And the Democrats like to blame Republicans on that, well, the biggest group in most states are African Americans who have not been vaccinated. Last time I checked, more than 90% of them vote for Democrats in their major cities and major counties,” he said, hinting at why Texas Republicans are pursuing voter suppression bills.
It's already happening. Many unvaccinated black people are presenting to ERs with COVID 19 symptoms & being sent back home, by the time they come back, they're barely salvageable if at all, while their white counterparts are being admitted. In many places, the staff is picking— And The Tweet Goes On (@lacadri34) August 18, 2021
He argued it was “up to the Democrats” despite the state of Texas being controlled by Republicans.