Twitter users are calling out Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for declaring that “lots of grandparents out there” want to take a chance versus the COVID-19 coronavirus in order to conserve the economy.
Speaking on Fox News, Patrick concurred with President Donald Trump’s proposition for a quicker end to the shutdowns that have actually stalled theeconomy
The closures and stay-at-home guidelines are focused on stopping the spread of the infection, particularly to those most susceptible, such as seniors, who comprise 80% of all U.S. deaths
However Patrick, who turns 70 next month, suggested he wants to put his own survival on the line in exchange for “keeping the America that all America loves” for futuregenerations
“And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in,” he informed Tucker Carlson, including there are “lots of grandparents” who concur.
“My message is that let’s get back to work, let’s get back to living, let’s be smart about it, and those of us who are 70-plus, we’ll take care of ourselves. But don’t sacrifice the country,” he stated.
Twitter users were aghast at the concept of grandparents being compromised to the infection in the name of the economy:
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