March 02, 2021

Congressman Castro Statement on Governor Abbott Putting Politics Above the People of Texas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement on Governor Abbott’s reckless and dangerous decision to put politics above the people of Texas: 

“Governor Abbott’s failure to listen to science and medical advice will cost Texans their lives. The easiest thing everyone can do to slow the spread of COVID is to wear a mask and keep a social distance. America’s top infectious disease experts have warned that right now we cannot afford to let our guard down or we risk losing all our hard-earned progress.

“It’s reckless and dangerous for Governor Abbott to intentionally undermine public safety because he thinks it’s good politics. Clearly this announcement is a desperate distraction from the Governor’s dereliction of duty during the massive power and water outages, which he has never accepted personal responsibility. Now Abbott’s following the example of Ron DeSantis of Florida and Kristi Noem of South Dakota, both auditioning to be the next Donald Trump, and putting politics above the people of Texas.”