In a CNN interview Tuesday, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg called out Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for his "callous" statement that elderly people should be willing to die of COVID-19 to keep the economy strong.
“It’s easy for someone of power and privilege to say something so callous,” Nirenberg said. "What Dan Patrick is coming to learn is something that most Americans have known for a long time. Which is, a single health event can become catastrophic."
Nirenberg added: “I’m not willing to sacrifice anyone of my residents, let alone those workers on the front lines of this battle, the health care workers, or the 100,000-plus veterans in this community who are older Americans, who have served this country. It’s time that we step up and serve them.”
"It is easy for someone of power and privilege to say something so callous," San Antonio Mayor @Ron_Nirenberg says in response to TX Gov. Dan Patrick saying that he is "not living in fear" from coronavirus and is ready to lift social distancing measures. https://t.co/HquY6BSUyl pic.twitter.com/AY8I7luGZl— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) March 24, 2020
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