Houston Mayor Slams Texas Lieutenant Gov. For Blaming COVID Surge On Unvaccinated Black People 1

Houston Mayor Slams Texas Lieutenant Gov. For Blaming COVID Surge On Unvaccinated Black People

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blaming his state’s COVID-19 surge on unvaccinated Black people is slammed by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and founder of Country Over Party Matthew Dowd, in conversation with Joy Reid.
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89 comments

    1. This man blaming blacks, and Desantis blaming the Mexicans crossing the border, they racist and they mad with the blacks,

    2. @Sylvia Rucker hes against humanity just like Greg Abbott death santis and all the other deplorable duhpublicans and enablers

    3. Simple. He’s for the lie. Same song they have been singing for centuries. There’s nothing new under the sun.

  1. Just as there is no bottom to GOP corruption, there is no end to their ignorance, hypocrisy and dishonesty.

    1. @Preston Parks Hundreds of hours of testimony by people who were at the polls, and forensic accounting shows many strange or impossible discrepancies.

    2. @Shadesmar Erik Wow! Every one of these are WHO and WHAT the Republicans and trump are all about! Fits them to a tea doesn’t it?

  2. I’m so glad that the rest of the world can see what we as blacks have been having to deal with. Him saying this is nothing new. He just got bolder since 2016.

    1. @locadisa , that unfortunately is the truth, but I was trying to be optimistic. Colorism is just another form of racism, but typically it’s not as strong.

    2. @locadisa and I should add that colorism isn’t new it’s just more prevalent in countries where the people are ethnically heterogeneous.

      Unfortunately my sarcasm in my first statement didn’t come through.

  3. Off-topic: does anyone remember when Donald Trump murdered Herman Cain by bringing him to a Covid rally?
    “Aww shucky, I’m one dead ducky.”
    Those were the days.

    1. Movies especially horror movies been showing who is gonna get blame. Black actors time in a horror is quick. Texas following Hollyweird down the creepy path.

  4. If the Texas republican voters who kids are in the hospital with covid don’t stand up against Abbott Cruz Patrick and Paxton you chose them over your own kids

    1. @Kellie Kay I applaud you speaking up with the truth. I know exactly how hard it is when your ideology is different than your family’s. I live ten hours from my closest family member for that very reason. I had to get my daughter away from that toxic environment, and she has thanked me for it many times since she became an adult. Be true to yourself always.

    2. @Gilberto Salas You can keep him we do not want him any where near the 49th parallel, never mind North of it.

    3. @Tammy Tate Plenty of us remember Jim Jones and his cult, BUT all of you younger people need to do a Google search and you will see what your dealing with. There are people among us that will blindly follow someone and throw logic and reason out the window WILLINGLY.

  5. As a Texan, I find this statement more than offensive. The crook Dan Patrick should be asked to resign immediately, Gov Abbott should be recalled for humanitarian reasons. I have a 10 year old grandson who started school this week and I am sick to my stomach with worry about these children who are too young to be vaccinated. Thank you Mayor Turner for all you do.

    1. First of all, the news showed an interview with black men that claimed they were afraid of the vaccine because of the Tuskegee experiment. Also Sheila Jackson Lee is having to pay her constituents to get the vaccine. As for Sylvester Turner, I will never forgive him for saying that he will take care of all of Houston, the African Americans, the Hispanics, and the Asians. Do you see who’s missing. He said that at a news conference and not one news channel slammed him for that. As far as I’m concerned, the Dems can protest all they want, because in Texas, they protest EVERYTHING!

    2. Then you should start a petition and filed it with the court. Or ask people to call the Governor’s office demanding what did the Governor meant by his statement, demand an apology and for him to resign.

    3. @K W he said all of houston, the majority being white. just because he didn’t specifically give a shout out to white’s doesn’t mean he didn’t care about them.

    1. @Ron Infect others is you are assuming I’m infected! What country are you in? I have immunity from Covid & I have no fear of being around Covid infected non mask wearing people! I guess I actually believe in my immunity & you fools do not! Only fools inject experimental drugs into their body that they don’t believe in or trust

    2. RB I would to if I were you! Enjoy your fear! Making a valid point is only an argument to those on the wrong side it!

    3. No one can comment to my comment! That’s what I’m good at Shutting people’s stupidity up & exposing them!

    4. RB hurry go get your booster & be sure to wear your mask when your driving all by yourself to protect yourself from yourself!

  6. The power of bigotry is the ability manipulate rhetoric or spread lies. The true evil of the world today. Sickening.

    1. @greg lbj—> It’s FACTUAL, NOT BIGOTRY!!!!
      “”Black and Hispanic people remain less likely than their White counterparts to have received a vaccine””—–> REPORTED BY KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION!!!!!

    2. @Kathy Mullins “”Black and Hispanic people remain less likely than their White counterparts to have received a vaccine””—–> REPORTED BY KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION!!!!!

  7. They’ve *tripled* down from blaming Asians to Mexican migrants, Afghan refugees, and now Black folks. Same as it ever was.

    1. @Some Guy I mean it’s not just Mexicans coming over. People from other parts of the world have to move through Mexico to get here.

    2. Total lie by the race baiting COMCAST NEWS NETWORK. Covid data based on age,race,gender is easily availabe online

  8. Patrick will not have the guts to admit he’s wrong, he’ll just move along to the next dose of bs, textbook republican.

    1. Speaking of textbooks…. Now they say that blacks were IMMIGRANTS TO THE US. THERE IS NO BIGGER LIE.

  9. Is Dan Patrick a liar or ignorant? Actually, he’s both as shown in this shameful and shameless episode.

  10. Not the biggest fan of everything Mayor Turner has done, but I’m glad that if I have to live in Texas, I do live in Harris County.

    1. Same party who screams don’t blame the white man for your problems but blames literally EVERYBODY else for theirs.

  11. They never cared about all people n never will. That’s the issue. Their whole platform is a farce.

    1. @Jose Jimenez The video is the facts and data. Not to mention the long history of racists in the Republican party. But you sheep wouldn’t know about that cuz Fox Fake News doesn’t mention it.

  12. That clip needs to be played when he runs for re-election. Let everyone know Republicans state they only represent white Texans.

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