Twitter blasts Texas Lt. Governor Patrick: ‘You just killed the pro-life movement’

Texas Lt. governor wants to reopen state because 'there are some things more important than living.' Twitter thinks otherwise 1

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In March, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick came under fire for saying “lots of grandparents” across the U.S. would sacrifice themselves in the pandemic for the sake of the economy.

This week, the “pro-life” advocate used a few other choice words while calling for the reopening of Texas even as coronavirus rages on. He said, there are “more important things than living.”

His words

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Patrick voiced his opinion on Monday evening while appearing on Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Tonight. He said he was “vindicated” after being criticized for saying seniors would sacrifice themselves for the American economy. He added,

“There are more important things than living, and that’s saving this country for my children and grandchildren and saving this country for all of us. I don’t want to die. Nobody wants to die, but man we gotta take some risks and get back in the game and get this country back up and running.”

On the show, the governor also claimed that policymakers had “the wrong numbers and the wrong science” as the total number of lives claimed by COVID-19 was below what some models initially projected.

Twitter saw the irony

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Patrick opposes abortion and has worked to defund procedure providers like Planned Parenthood. So when the “pro-life” politician said there were things more important than life, it was only fair to point it out.

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Some of them believe Patrick, who is also pro-guns, has killed the pro-life movement altogether.

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One Twitter user even pointed out that he might care about his own life, but he just didn’t care about other people’s lives.

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One Twitter user challenged him to be an essential worker if he didn’t mind putting his own life at risk.

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A doctor even likened the Lt. governor to Marie Antoinette.

Using logic

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Other fellow Americans appealed to his logic.

The reason projected deaths were low — something Patrick believes were “wrong numbers” — is only because people decided to follow stay-at-home orders.

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A retired colonel took to Twitter to point out that there wouldn’t be an economy to save if there were no people left to work.

As of April 21, there were more than 20,196 reported cases of COVID-19 and 517 deaths in Texas.

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