Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says African Americans are the largest number of unvaccinated

Patrick draws criticism for Fox News comments

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick seemed to imply Thursday night that unvaccinated Blacks were the reason behind the coronavirus surge across the state and the south.

During a segment on Fox News' Laura Ingraham Show, Patrick said: The covid is spreading. Most of the numbers are with the unvaccinated and the Democrats like to blame the Republicans on that. The biggest group that are unvaccinated, in most states, are African Americans, who have not been vaccinated. Last time I checked, 90% vote for Democrats in their major cities and major counties. So, it's up to the Democrats, just as it is Republicans, to try to get as many people vaccinated, but we respect the fact that if people don't want the vaccination, we're not going to force it on them."

See @atrupar's post on Twitter.

Of course, Twitter had a field day with Patrick's comments, including his likely Democrat challenger in the 2022 race for lieutenant governor — Mike Collier.

See @CollierForTexas's post on Twitter.

In Texas 54% of residents 12 and older are considered fully vaccinated. In Kerr County, just 43% of residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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