Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“We see right through Greg Abbott’s pathetic attempt to hide his coronavirus failures. Governor Abbott and every Texas Republican are out of touch with the needs of everyday Texans and the real issues at stake. Whether we are white, black, or brown, Texans want a state and a country that lives up to its promise where everybody can breathe and be safe.
“Instead of talking about the issues that matter most to Texans — ending the coronavirus crisis, protecting and expanding healthcare coverage, and building our economy back better — Abbott chose to introduce nonsensical proposals that will not hold up in court. This was done in a pathetic ploy to help Trump and Texas Republicans’ election chances. It won’t work.
“Texas will turn blue in November and have a Texas House that will be a legislative check to Abbott’s failed policies. The best way to check Abbott and send him a message is to vote blue all the way through on November 3.”