The state’s top two elected officials, Republicans Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott, are getting criticized over the COVID-19 coronavirus, but for different reasons.

Patrick, presiding officer of the Texas Senate, is drawing fire on charges of thinly veiled racism for remarks about the low turnout of Black people for vaccines.

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