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Gov. Greg Abbott

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who has been widely criticized for his politicized handling of COVID, has now tested positive for the virus and one doctor is revealing how the governor reacted to learning he'd contracted the virus.

According to Huffpost, NBC News analyst, pulmnologist, and intensive care unit (ICU) doctor Vin Gupta is warning Texans to see the governor's diagnosis ss yet another reason to take the virus seriously.


He took to Twitter on Tuesday to raise awareness about the stark difference between the COVID battle many ill Texans are facing compared with Abbott's fight against the virus.

Gupta noted the governor actually received "Regeneron's monoclonal antibody treatment despite being fully vaccinated and having no symptoms."

Gupta tweeted, "Quickly getting access to monoclonal antibody therapy when you're the fully vaccinated, asymptomatic Governor of Texas shows just how anxious and scared [Greg Abbott] actually is of a virus that he constantly downplays."


Abbott's positive COVID test comes after months of downplaying the severity of the virus and surge of the Delta variant. In Texas, case numbers and hospitalizations are increasing by the day with some hospitals already at ICU capacity.

Despite those disturbing developments, Abbott has made efforts to ban local governments from enforcing mask mandates.

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Sen. Ted Cruz

A group of lawyers has submitted a 15-page ethics complaint to the State Bar of Texas demanding an investigation of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his “leading role” in the far-reaching Republican effort to keep former President Trump in power despite his reelection loss.

The complaint — filed by the 65 Project, an organization of lawyers seeking to hold attorneys accountable for lending a hand in pro-Trump efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 elections — called for an examination of Cruz’s conduct in the weeks before Election Day in 2020 and on January 6, 2021, the day of the Capitol insurrection.

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The House Select Committee, a bipartisan congressional panel looking into the Capitol insurrection, sent a letter on Thursday requesting an interview with a House Republican, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), who it said led a tour through parts of the Capitol complex on January 5, 2021 — the day before a pro-Trump mob stormed the halls of Congress.

In the letter to Loudermilk, the select committee’s chairman and vice-chairwoman, Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Liz Cheney (R-WY), said the panel had seen evidence that “directly contradicts” the claim made by Republicans on the Committee on House Administration — “of which you’re a member” — that they had reviewed security footage of the days before the Capitol attack and concluded that “[t]here were no tours, no large groups, [and] no one with MAGA hats on.”

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