SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing back at President Biden’s comment calling his decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions, including the mask mandate, “Neanderthal thinking.”
Abbott defended his actions on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Thursday and blamed illegal immigration at the southern border for the spread of coronavirus.
“The Biden administration has been releasing immigrants in South Texas that have been exposing Texans to COVID. That is Neanderthal-type approach to dealing with the COVID-situation,” said Abbott.
Brownsville spokesman Felipe Romero told Fox News that more than 100 immigrants crossing the border illegally tested positive for coronavirus since arriving in the border city. Romero says all Border Patrol agents can do is advise them to quarantine.
The governor said he’s urging Texans to wear masks, but the State shouldn’t be mandating it.