Greg Abbott has lost his ever-lovin’ mind.
He is off his rocker. His butter has slipped off its noodles. He’s gone ’round the proverbial bend.
The Texas governor has decided that no entity — private or public — should require vaccine mandates for employees or for the public.
Weird, huh? Well, I think it is.
Gov. Abbott once more is wielding his heavy hand, telling locals they can take no extraordinary measures to protect the public from a killer virus.
“In yet another instance of federal government overreach, the Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, causing workforce disruptions that threaten Texas’s continued recovery from the COVID-19 disaster,” Abbott said in his executive order.
“Causing workforce disruptions?” Seriously, governor?
The Biden administration is trying to save lives, for God’s sake! Abbott, meanwhile, is seeking to cozy up to those who are resisting the government’s efforts to protect them against a virus that is still killing us.
I grew weary long ago of Greg Abbott’s insistence that he knows better than local government officials on how their communities should cope with this crisis. Yet he persists. Meanwhile, school districts issue mandates of their own, such as Dallas’s decision to require masks for students and faculty members.
Gov. Abbott appears to have adopted Donald John Trump’s view that “I, alone” can fight the COVID virus.