Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Abhi Rahman issued the following statement:
“If only Dan Patrick and the rest of his Trump Republican brethren cared more about a violent right-wing mob attempting to overthrow our Capitol than they do about what a private organization chooses to play at their home games. Patrick isn’t a patriot. He’s a secessionist coward whose rhetoric and actions incited the violence that we saw at the Capitol leaving 6 people dead and risked the lives of thousands more.
“Patrick continues to yap and yap while Texans continue to get sick, lose their livelihoods, and die. That’s the Dan Patrick way.”