Gov. Greg Gianforte: If Loving Freedom Makes Me a 'Neanderthal,' Count Me as One
Governor gives perfect response to Biden
After Joe Biden accused Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves of “Neanderthal thinking” for reopening their states, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte gave the perfect response.
“If making data-driven decisions to reopen, loving freedom, and trying to get back to normal is what a Neanderthal would do, then well, I guess you can count me as one."
If making data-driven decisions to reopen, loving freedom, and trying to get back to normal is what a Neanderthal would do, then well, I guess you can count me as one. https://t.co/TYmjMuoR8Y— Governor Greg Gianforte (@GovGianforte) March 4, 2021
The well-crafted response flies in the face of far-left Democrats who are imploding after the Republican States begin to open up.
Earlier this week, Biden said it was “a big mistake” and “Neanderthal thinking.”
“Look, I hope everybody’s realized by now, these masks make a difference,” the president said.
“We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way with which we’re able to get vaccines in people’s arms."
"We’ve been able to move that all the way up to the end of May to have enough for every American, to get every adult American to get a shot."
“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything is fine, take off your masks, forget it. It still matters.”
This week, Texas Gov. 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."