Montana’s Governor Greg Gianforte is taking Biden’s slam on Texas and turning it political jujitsu.
President Joe Biden didn’t like that Texas and Mississipi weren’t playing along with the left’s apocalyptic treatment of COVID-19 when it lifted its lockdown measures and mask mandate. In response, Biden called Texas’s decision “neanderthal thinking.”
“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask,” Biden continued. “Forget it. It’s still matters. … And it’s critical, critical, critical, critical that they follow the science. Wash your hands, hot water, do it frequently. Wear a mask and stay socially distance. And I know you all know that, I wish the heck some of our elected officials knew it.”
At this time, the “science” seems to be whatever the left wants it to be, but states that have released their lockdowns and live with minimal precautions are doing far better than states with severe measures. Case in point, Florida and Texas’s infection rate combined don’t equal out to California, the home of draconian lockdowns that its own politicians don’t seem to follow.
Meanwhile, Texas leadership feels it garnered enough knowledge about the virus to make decisions about where its lockdowns should be and acted accordingly.
You know…following the science.
It’s a sentiment that Gianforte understands, and when Biden decided to slam Texas for its “Neanderthal thinking,” Montana’s governor made it clear that he wanted to be counted among the cavemen who actually followed the science.
“If making data-driven decisions to reopen, loving freedom, and trying to get back to normal is what a Neanderthal would do, then well, I guess you can count me as one,” said Gianforte.
If making data-driven decisions to reopen, loving freedom, and trying to get back to normal is what a Neanderthal would do, then well, I guess you can count me as one. https://t.co/TYmjMuoR8Y
— Governor Greg Gianforte (@GovGianforte) March 4, 2021
Gianforte has been against certain lockdown measures, including mask mandates, which he sought to end upon entering office.
Meanwhile, Biden’s insistence that Americans still follow intense lockdown measures seem odd in the face of his policy decisions to allow COVID-19 positive immigrants to be released into America once captured.
(READ: Biden’s DHS Is Catching and Releasing COVID Positive Immigrants Into America)
This is not Neanderthal thinking, apparently.