'Pitiful cowardice': Texas GOP blasted for attacking masks and promoting waiting in long lines to vote

'Pitiful cowardice': Texas GOP blasted for attacking masks and promoting waiting in long lines to vote
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016, Wikimedia Commons
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The Texas GOP has spent more than a year – since before the 2020 election – working hard to make it easier to contract the deadly coronavirus and harder vote. Their actions have lead to a huge number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. And long voting lines statewide.

On Friday the Texas GOP's official, verified Twitter account garnered a great deal of attention after posting a meme taunting Lone Star State voters and those forced to wait in long lines – not to vote, but to get tested for COVID-19:

Not satisfied with the anger that tweet elicited (more on that in a moment) Lone Star State Republicans added insult to actual injury, calling masks to reduce the spread of coronavirus "dumb."

And then, making clear they wanted to attack the left, they added this essentially anti-LGBTQ tweet:

it's important to note that Texas ranks number two in total coronavirus cases and deaths. As of 5 PM Friday Texas has recorded an addition 50,415 cases for just the one day.

Here's an actual photo from the Texas GOP's Facebook page:

Here's how some are responding:


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