Republicans slam Biden for 'Neanderthal' insult against red state governors

Joanna Estrada
Марта 5, 2021

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) told Fox News in reaction to Biden's remark, "What I would call "Neanderthal thinking' would be Governor [Gavin] Newsom (D) in California telling his people not to come out of their cave for a year".

Asked whether it was productive to compare governors to Neanderthals while trying to convince state officials to get on board with the White House public health message, Psaki clarified the president was likening the decision to Neanderthal "behavior". "Mississippians don't need handlers", he wrote on Twitter in response.

"The behavior of a Neanderthal, just to be very clear, the behavior of", she said, adding that it was a "reflection of his frustration and exasperation" over some people flouting COVID-19 guidance to help curb the spread of the virus.

Psaki also emphasized the president only had asked Americans to wear a mask for the first 100 days of his term, noting that there were still around 60 days left in that request.

Gonzales, who volunteers at a thrift store called Trash & Treasure in Alice, Texas, about 45 miles west of Corpus Christi, said she meant to follow guidance by the US Centers for Disease Control and continue to wear a mask.

"Many times they haven't had the information they need from the federal government". They haven't had access to a greater understanding of what public health guidelines should look like.

Patrick continued, "I would call "Neanderthal thinking" the Democrat Governor [Andrew] Cuomo of NY sending patients with COVID to nursing homes where he covered up 12,000 people dying". "Those include many many people in MS and Texas", she continued.

"There's no question, and all data points to the fact, there were not enough of any of those things when he took office", she continued. "There were not enough of any of those things when he [Biden] took office", she said.

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