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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Rips Dem Governors Over Lockdowns

texas Lt. gov. dan patrick speaks at a press conference at the texas state capitol in austin.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (Lynda M. Gonzalez/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 28 May 2020 01:20 PM EDT

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick slammed six Democrat governors for not lifting coronavirus lockdowns.

Patrick, a Republican, made his comments during a Wednesday interview on "Fox News @ Night."

"I call them the Shutdown Six, the biggest six states, all Democrat governors," he said.

Patrick singled out Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey, Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois.

"They just made bad decisions," Patrick said. "Cuomo was wrong on ventilators, wrong on beds, wrong on needing the Navy ship . . . the density was a problem for New York, but the policies, every day we would see Cuomo hold court as chairman of the board of the Shutdown Six . . . like he knew everything: Turned out, he knew nothing."

"What really aggravates me is, they continue to criticize the president and now 29 million Texan taxpayers do not want to foot the bill for New York City. These states, that I mentioned, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, New York, California are all under water, deep in debt."

Patrick touted the reopening of Texas.

"We've opened up our churches, businesses, restaurants can seat 50%, and we have not seen a spike since — we've been the most aggressive in opening, and we have done it the right way."

Meanwhile, Cuomo said he talked with President Donald Trump this week about how to "supercharge" the economy that has been crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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For not lifting coronavirus lockdowns, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick slammed six Democrat governors.
dan patrick, andrew cuomo, lockdowns, pandemic, blue states, red states, economy
Thursday, 28 May 2020 01:20 PM
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