Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Abhi Rahman issued the following statement:
“It’s no surprise that Cornyn and Cruz would get named to the White House task force to prematurely reopen the economy while Texans continue to die. From downplaying the crisis to tweeting out pictures of Corona beers to their dog-whistling, race-baiting comments, Cornyn and Cruz are the exact type of Trump yes-men who will parrot what Trump wants instead of what our country and our economy needs.
“This is still just the beginning. Texas has not peaked in cases of coronavirus and it is expected that we won’t for two more weeks. If Cornyn and Cruz want to restart our economy, they should start with getting their buddy Greg Abbott to drastically increase testing of the coronavirus, expand Medicaid, fix the backlog of unemployment claims at the Texas Workforce Commission, and provide more relief to Texas families who are struggling.”