Gov. Greg Abbott, who ran for office as a “conservative” Republican, now says Texans should wear masks around their families, even in their own backyards, until there’s a Covid-19 vaccine.

The governor has also drawn comparisons to Santa Anna, the Mexican politician who spurred the 1836 Texas Revolution by ruling much like a dictator.

Abbott has similarly refused to call in a special session of the Texas legislature during the Covid-19 scare, meaning that all his orders are done by his decree.

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