Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott — who failed to consult with medical experts before he dropped COVID-19 safety rules on March 2 — falsely claimed President Joe Biden is allowing “hundreds” of undocumented immigrants who tested positive for the coronavirus to enter Texas.
Abbott was parroting the false claim made by racist former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who claimed Democrats want an “anti-white” America on March 3 on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, reports Media Matters:
They don’t want to protect your America. They want to create an alternative America. It’s an America of racial deep inequality and an anti-white, and by the way, anti-Asian basis.
Biden slammed Abbott for his “neanderthal thinking” by dropping safety restrictions, including mask wearing, while Texas averages about 7,000 new COVID-19 infections per week.