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FOX: Texas has been seeing a record surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, but Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said this week he will stop listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease specialist.
“Fauci said today that he’s concerned about states like Texas that skipped over certain things,” Patrick said during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”
“He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. We haven’t skipped over anything. The only thing I’m skipping over is listening to him.”
Patrick said he took issue with comments Fauci made earlier in the day during a Senate hearing in which the member of President Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force suggested some states reopened too quickly and skipped White House guidelines in the process.
“He has been wrong every time on every issue,” Patrick added. “I don’t need his advice anymore.”
Patrick has previously defended Texas’ reopening, which was among the first in the country, FOX 4 Dallas reported. But Gov. Greg Abbott paused the state’s reopening plan last week due to a large surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. He rolled back several openings and signed an executive order last Friday closing all bars, according to the station. more