Republican Montana Governor Greg Gianforte responded to Biden’s “Neanderthal” label saying, “…count me as one.”
On Wednesday, Former Vice President Biden called Texas and Mississippi’s decision to remove mask-mandates as “neanderthal thinking.”
“I think it’s a big mistake. The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask,” Biden said when answering a question about Texas rescinding mask-mandates.
Governor Gianforte joined a growing group of Governors who are pushing back against the Former Vice President’s administration. On Wednesday, Gianforte Tweeted, “If making data-driven decisions to reopen, loving freedom, and trying to get back to normal is what a Neanderthal would do, I guess you can count me as one.”
If making data-driven decisions to reopen, loving freedom, and trying to get back to normal is what a Neanderthal would do, then well, I guess you can count me as one. https://t.co/TYmjMuoR8Y
— Governor Greg Gianforte (@GovGianforte) March 4, 2021
Speaking to the DailyWire, secretary for Texas’ Governor Greg Abbott said “The Governor was clear in telling Texans that COVID hasn’t ended, and that all Texans should follow medical advice and safe practices to continue containing COVID. The fact is, Texas now has the tools and knowledge to combat COVID while also allowing Texans and small businesses to make their own decisions.”
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves also joined in saying, “Mississippians don’t need handlers.” He went on to say “As numbers drop they can assess their choices and listen to experts. I guess I just think we should trust Americans, not insult them.