Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Manny Garcia issued the following statement:
“Greg Abbott’s reckless decision today to force the opening of schools will lead to more outbreaks and more deaths. Greg Abbott has learned nothing: he is repeating the exact same mistakes he made opening up bars too early. This isn’t a plan, it’s a death sentence.
“Texans deserve leaders who listen to common-sense, doctors, and experts. Instead, right now, we’re stuck with Donald Trump, Greg Abbott and a slate of Texas Republicans who fail to heed the warnings of those who know best. Our children, our teachers and educators, and our families deserve much better than this.”