Right After Biden Criticizes Republicans for Comparable Actions, Dem Governor ‘Dramatically Rolls Back’ COVID Restrictions

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced that restrictions would soon loosen, according to The Daily Wire.

“Most of the changes will go into effect on March 19, with several more coming down the line over the following two weeks.”

“The decision comes as President Joe Biden warns states not to move fast on reopening. Lamont said the decision was a result of Connecticut’s dropping COVID-19 metrics.”

“While it is encouraging to see the number of cases in our state gradually going down and people getting vaccinated at rates that are among the highest in the nation, we need to continue taking this virus seriously to mitigate its spread as much as possible,” Lamont said.

“Please continue to wear face coverings in public and when around other people outside of your households, maintain social distancing, and keep washing your hands and cleaning surfaces. Connecticut has made tremendous strides to combat this pandemic, and we don’t want to lose the progress that we’ve made.”

“I think it’s a big mistake,” Biden said. He later added, “The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the mean time everything’s fine, take off your mask. 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 distanced. And I know you all know that; I wish the heck some of our elected officials knew it.”

“Today’s announcement does not abandon the safe practices that Texans have mastered over the past year,” Abbott said. “Instead, as a reminder that each person has their own role to play in their own personal safety as well as in the safety of others. It’s a reminder that individual’s safety is managed every day as a matter of personal responsibility rather than by government mandate. Individual responsibility is a corollary to individual freedom. We can have both.”

From The Daily Wire:

The announcement comes after Democrat President Joe Biden mocked the Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi on Wednesday as being “Neanderthal” thinkers for reopening their states and rolling back the mandatory mask mandates in their states.

Reeves said that people and businesses can still take extra precautions that they feel are necessary to protect themselves, and he urged to people to “continue to listen to [State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs] and other health advisors for the best possible wisdom regarding how you can personally stem any risk of catching COVID.”

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