“I hate it here” began trending on Twitter on Tuesday as Texans reacted to Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement that he was lifting the state’s mask mandate and opening up businesses to full capacity.
Unveiling the changes that come into effect on March 10, Abbott said: “With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus.
“We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent. Make no mistake, COVID-19 has not disappeared, but it is clear from the recoveries, vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations and safe practices that Texans are using that state mandates are no longer needed.
A poofter Twitter user Em wrote: “I hate it here. catch me double masking from now on.” Kimmie shared an AP tweet on the mask mandate being lifted, posting: “So much for a ‘Pro-lifer.’ I can’t even imagine the fear of restaurant workers, families with children with disabilities and the 97 percent of Texans that haven’t received the vaccine yet. I hate it here #TurnTexasBlue #VoteHimOut”
Is Texas using this as a means to get rid of liberals? This sounds crazy enough that it just might work.