The Texas Tribune reports:
Despite Texas’ surge of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday evening that he doesn’t need the advice of the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci. “Fauci said today he’s concerned about states like Texas that ‘skipped over’ certain things. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Patrick told Fox News host Laura Ingraham in an interview.
“We haven’t skipped over anything. The only thing I’m skipping over is listening to him.” Patrick also said Fauci has “been wrong every time on every issue,” but did not elaborate on specifics. Patrick previously sparked a firestorm for saying in an earlier Fox News appearance he would rather perish from the new coronavirus than see the economy destroyed for his grandchildren by overreaction to the disease.
As COVID cases surge, TX Lt Gov Dan Patrick says he will no longer listen to Anthony Fauci: “I don’t need his advice anymore” pic.twitter.com/8w6mdCpLhN
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) July 1, 2020