MSNBC’s Reid: Suggesting Lax Border Policies Help Spread COVID Is 'Absurdly Racist'
Far-left host slams Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
MSNBC host Joy Reid claimed it is “absurdly racist” for Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to claim Joe Biden's immigration policies are helping spread COVID-19.
On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “ReidOut,” Reid said:
“After following [Florida Gov.] DeSantis (R) down the COVID denial path and recklessly opening up his state without any restrictions this week, he’s deflecting criticism by dishing out anti-immigrant xenophobia.”
Tonight's Absolute Worst: Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his recent decision to lift all covid precautions.@joyannreid: "Perhaps the governor should take a look at what happened when he eased restrictions in the past. Cases went right back up."#TheReidOut pic.twitter.com/2IY9I2JzJC— The ReidOut (@thereidout) March 3, 2021
After playing a Texas Governor's clip saying Biden was spreading the coronavirus due to his lax restrictions on illegal immigration, Reid accused Abbott of being racist.
Abbott slammed Joe Biden over his recent remarks, criticizing his state's lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
Biden accused Abbott of engaging in “Neanderthal thinking" for opening up his state.
This week, Abbott announced a lift on restrictions put in place to mitigate the virus's spread.
The governor slammed Biden's comments, saying he himself was engaging in a “Neanderthal-type approach” by releasing COVID-positive illegal immigrants into Texas with his open border policies.
“First, obviously it is not the type of thing a president should be saying, but second, he said it on the worst day he could have because the same day he said that, in Texas, the Biden administration was releasing illegal immigrants into our communities who had COVID,” Abbott stated.
“The Biden administration was spreading COVID in South Texas yesterday because of their lack of constraint of testing and quarantining, people who had come across the border illegally."
"The Biden administration was exposing Texans to COVID — that is a Neanderthal-type approach to dealing with the COVID situation," he continued.
“But more importantly … with regard to masks, the change in Texas really wasn’t all that much different from what we were before for a couple of reasons."
Earlier this week, it was reported that illegal border crossers tested positive for COVID-19.
Democrat Biden has denied that there is “a crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Meanwhile, illegal migrants are being freed by Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials without being tested for the coronavirus, while many American citizens are living under restrictions due to the pandemic.
Aside from about 25,600 migrants enrolled in the now-canceled Remain in Mexico program, border crossers released into the U.S. interior are not required to test negative for the coronavirus, according to Breitbart.
Instead, communities along the border are being forced to test border crossers themselves.