Greg Abbott prefers people getting COVID to freedom of associationComments
The virus’s best friend in Texas strikes again:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday issued another executive order cracking down on COVID-19 vaccine mandates — this time banning any entity in Texas, including private businesses, from requiring vaccinations for employees or customers.
Abbott also called on the Legislature to pass a law with the same effect. The Legislature is in its third special legislative session, which ends Oct. 19.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, & our best defense against the virus, but should always remain voluntary & never forced,” he said in a tweet announcing his latest order.
The order marks a significant reversal after Abbott previously gave private businesses the choice to mandate vaccines for workers. An Abbott spokesperson said in late August that “private businesses don’t need government running their business.” [LOL-ed.]
I hope you will all find someone who loves you as much as Greg Abbott loves it when his citizens get sick and die.
One day apart. Amazing pic.twitter.com/gOg02XHCSE— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) October 12, 2021