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Rep. Crenshaw: Texas Doesn't Need to Be in Lockdown Over COVID-19

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 29 June 2020 02:07 PM

Texans need to wear masks in confined spaces and practice physical distancing, but the growth in coronavirus cases in recent days doesn't mean the state needs "to go back to full-on universal lockdown," as the death rates remain lower than in many other places, Rep. Dan Crenshaw said Monday. 

"If you asked average Americans right now, based on media coverage, who do you think is doing better, Germany or Texas?" the Texas Republican said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," "overwhelmingly, everybody would say Germany. They're highlighted as this great success story in the COVID narrative. The reality is, Texas still has a lower death rate than Germany, and New York they have 20 times the death rate Texas does, California has twice the death rate Texas does."

There was also "false news" put out over the state's intensive care unit room situation, especially in Houston, said Crenshaw. 

"We can surge up to 1,000 more ICU spaces just in the Houston area," said Crenshaw. "We always knew this kind of thing would happen, especially when we had tens of thousands of people in the streets just a couple weeks ago. This shouldn't surprise anyone."

Crenshaw also spoke out about the recent drive to remove statues nationwide of Confederate war veterans and other figures. 

"They want to erase the various things that you night us as Americans and the various things that stand for equality and justice and freedom," he said. "This was always part of the plan it has been for decades. It started well back into when Marxism made its way into the United States in the '60s and they're always looking to take advantage of some kind of situation to make people think their country is evil so that they can justify their own revolution."

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