Somehow the Texas Republicans thought this was a good way to defend waiting in long lines to vote in their state.
They were rightfully shredded for this nonsense on Twitter:
If you can wear this to go deer hunting, you can wear a mask to the grocery store... pic.twitter.com/xXyS4nSZWB
— Hugh G Merriman MD (@merriman_md) January 8, 2022
If you can do a covid test at home, you can vote from home. Americans have been voting by mail since the Civil War, the one you lost and cannot get over for some reason. #VotingRightsAct pic.twitter.com/FqDWWzr6uJ
— 😺🌊😾 Willow 😾🌊😺 (@Fuzzy_Fuzzbutt) January 8, 2022
850,000+ Americans have died from covid. GOP is fine with millions more dying.
This isn't the gotcha you think it is. We shouldn't have to wait in line to vote or to get a covid test. Both should have easier access, but GOPers like Abbott and DeSantis don't care.
— lawhawk #vaxxedforfamilyandcommunity (@lawhawk) January 7, 2022
Citizens should not have to wait in line for hours to exercise their CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE! pic.twitter.com/A3sc14QLdP
— Rocky Mountain High (@hippotx) January 7, 2022
— Anagram Man (@ConserveLetters) January 7, 2022
TX AG Ken Paxton on how Trump won Texas: pic.twitter.com/SwyRbrxBUS
— BeRUTHless BETO4TX MsVACCINATurner (@MsVaccinaTurner) January 8, 2022
Funny how your governor is expanding testing right now, so looks like voting rights should be expanded, making it easier to do.https://t.co/Axh5sRxct1
— Survivingnsweatpants (@Mominsweats) January 7, 2022
Translation: "The more people that vote, the less chance we have of winning."
— John Desrocher (@JohnDesrocher1) January 7, 2022
Why are you making people wait in line to do either thing @TexasGOP ? Are y'all that backwards you can't figure out how to run an election or a health care facility? Seems in keeping with how you run your electric grid. Go figure.
— preising (@preising) January 7, 2022
In a functioning democracy, should should not have to wait in line for either.
Do better, Texas.
— Tom (@TomBalawejder) January 7, 2022
Just like you can wait in food lines for hours to get food in Texas during a pandemic and you can wait days for power and heat due to a failing power grid in Texas - all under GQP leadership 🤷♂️💩
— Christopher Lyons (@CALyonsSoCal) January 7, 2022