“We have to move faster. Hospitals are ready. Companies are ready. And the Texans are ready. “ Texas State Rep. Mayes Middleton, chairman of the Caucus, said in an interview. He described the outcome of protests even in places where the reopening of orders is proceeding as a “symptom” of growing frustration, which is also triggered in calls and letters to officials.
“After everything I’ve seen, people followed the rules and guidelines. It’s time for people to get back to work, ”said Middleton. “They want to go back and are ready to go back to work.”
Trump and political allies are torn between the exact timing of the reopening and the images of the demonstrations that swept across the country. The President has largely left it up to individual states to decide on their procedures – an attitude that critics believe will allow him to take a different side of the coronavirus debate depending on the circumstances. Prior to beating Kemp in successive press conferences last week, Trump positioned himself as the national leader for the “reopening”. The president was upset early and sent supportive tweets calling for the “liberation” of the states.
“They have cabin fever. They want their lives back,” Trump said once and asked a question whether he incited violence.
Trump met retail executives on Monday and spoke to the governors about the virus response and “economic recovery”, an approach that could base the president on a firmer footing.
Some on the right distance themselves from the public demonstrations: Americans for Prosperity – the main political arm of the libertarian-oriented Koch network – resigned from the protests to persuade policymakers to focus on standards to meet the Economy to reopen safely.
However, the tea party patriots agreed to sponsor demonstrations for their members if they followed the guidelines on social distancing. The conservative group FreedomWorks also presents several events, including rallies in Ohio and all over Texas last weekend, and Arizona and Nevada on Friday, as well as a major event outside the White House.
“I think we didn’t have protests like this in the first month because people said,” OK, it won’t take forever and we should be able to get through, “said Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots.
Martin ascribed to business owners in their home state of Georgia that they had successfully urged Kemp to act quickly to get businesses up and running, calling the governor’s order “measured” and a positive first step. Together with numerous local executives, she begged supporters to contact Kemp to show their appreciation.