In a move that will undoubtedly please many Texans, Governor Greg Abbott announced that his state would be ending its statewide mask mandate next week. He also called for Texas to “be open 100 percent.”
“Everybody that wants a job should be able to get a job. Every business that wants to be open should be open,” Breitbart reports that Abbott said during a meeting at the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
“With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus,” Abbott said. “We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent. Make no mistake, COVID-19 has not disappeared, but it is clear from the recoveries, vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations, and safe practices that Texans are using that state mandates are no longer needed.”
The Governor said by next week, Texans will have received approximately 7 million shots of the COVID vaccine and that over half of seniors in the state will have received a shot.
“By the end of March, he said, “every senior who wants a vaccine should be able to get one. The vaccine supply continues to increase so rapidly that more and more Texans will soon be eligible to receive a vaccine.”
Abbott is also leaving it up to local officials as to how they’d like to handle if a county encounters a spike in COVID cases. The governor said they can increase some restrictions, however, there would be no fines or criminal penalties for failure to comply with the rules.
For the full report, click HERE.
What Coronavirus? Gavin Newsom Dines Out With Large Group While Telling You to Lockdown
Yet another Democrat leader violating their own Coronavirus restrictions.
Gov. Gavin Newsom attended a birthday party for adviser Jason Kinney at an upscale restaurant where nearly a dozen people all sat closely together without face masks.
EXCLUSIVE: We've obtained photos of Governor Gavin Newsom at the Napa dinner party he's in hot water over. The photos call into question just how outdoors the dinner was. A witness who took photos tells us his group was so loud, the sliding doors had to be closed. 10pm on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/gtOVEwa864
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 18, 2020
Newsom apologized and said he wanted to “own” his mistake out of worry that residents would not take his strict lockdowns seriously.
To make matters worse, according to Politico some of California’s top brass doctors attended the dinner. Politico writes ” California Medical Association officials were among the guests seated next to Gov. Gavin Newsom at a top California political operative’s opulent birthday dinner at the French Laundry restaurant this month. CEO Dustin Corcoran and top CMA lobbyist Janus Norman both joined the dinner at the French Laundry, an elite Napa fine dining restaurant, to celebrate the 50th birthday of lobbyist and longtime Newsom adviser Jason Kinney, a representative of the powerful interest group confirmed Wednesday morning.”
Here are some other democrat leaders violating their lockdowns, Fox News reports:
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was less contrite after traveling to Delaware to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory, despite the state being on Bowser’s own travel advisory list. Bowser discussed the trip while holding a press conference on Monday, even though her order requires a 14-day quarantine following travel, NBC Washington reported.
Bowser insisted that the restriction does not apply to her situation because it was essential travel.
“I do a lot of things to advance the interests of the District of Columbia, and some of them are formal, and some of them are informal, but all of them are necessary,” Bowser said.
Another Democratic mayor, Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot, also faced backlash for urging residents to take new precautions soon after she had shared video of herself in a crowd and speaking without a mask following the presidential election. Just days later, she announced a “stay-at-home advisory” that says residents should only leave home for work, school, or other “essential needs.”
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) November 8, 2020
Other hypocritical Democrats include Nancy Pelosi getting her hair done maskless.
Democratic Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney got called out after he imposed a restriction against indoor dining in his city but was then spotted at a Maryland restaurant.
Rules for thee and not for me must be the democrat motto. Why should anyone abide by their extremely restrictive and destructive lockdowns when they don’t adhere to them themselves?
REPORT: Companies Partially Owned by CA Gov. Newsom Received Millions in COVID Loans
Numerous companies partially owned by California Governor Gavin Newsom reportedly received nearly $3 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans, according to ABC7.
The loans were given to PlumpJack Group—a hospitality company comprised of bars, restaurants and hotels that Newsom founded in 1992.
ABC 7 Reports:
While data released by the Small Business Administration earlier this year showed the PlumpJack Group received up to $350,000 worth of PPP loans, newly-released data by the SBA indicated PlumpJack businesses – including wineries, bars, and restaurants – received more than eight times that amount at nearly $3 million altogether.
In 2018, Gov. Newsom placed his ownership interests in the PlumpJack Group into a blind trust. This means he would have no knowledge or role in the company’s business decisions made during his time in office.
ABC said it “discovered discrepancies” which “appear to raise questions” about the amount of relief that was delivered to the PlumpJack Group.
Read the explosive story HERE.