MSNBC anchor Brian Williams tore into two Republican governors – Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas – during Friday’s edition of The 11th Hour over their “mismanagement and ghoulish denialism” relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In the days to come, the Texas border is going to get a lot of attention, and deservedly so. During this surge of immigrants, right-wing media will call it an invasion. They already are. And they will tell Americans they are in grave danger as a result. And while the situation in places like Del Rio is a mess and a snowballing humanitarian and health crisis, the coverage will be dire. And some worry it’s going to be used as a giant, flashy distraction in a state like Texas, where Governor Abbott, like DeSantis in Florida, would rather talk about anything other than the rising death toll stemming from mismanagement and ghoulish denialism during a pandemic,” said Williams.
“Both men, both governors, face tough reelection campaigns. Both men just want to be loved by Donald Trump and the people who love him. And the folks at the Lincoln Project are out with a powerful new spot designed to keep the focus on what they see as Governor Abbott’s fatal flaw,” he continued.
Williams played a new Lincon Project ad that excoriates Abbott for allowing COVID-19 to kill tens of thousands of his state’s residents.
“Not a word spoken during their minute-long commercial, a tough spot from the Lincoln Project about the tough spot the Texas governor finds himself in right now,” Williams stated in conclusion.
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