WATCH: Beto fumes over Abbott’s decision to reopen businesses, calls Republican party “a cult of death”

Appearing on MSNBC, former Congressman and Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke expressed outrage over Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to fully reopen businesses at full capacity, calling the Republican party “a cult of death.”

“They literally want to sacrifice the lives of our fellow Texans, for I don’t know, for political gain? To satisfy certain powerful interests within the state?” Beto asked.

“This isn’t hyperbole. You heard our lieutenant governor, arguably one of the most powerful positions in the state of Texas, say on Fox News at the beginning of the pandemic, we are willing to died. Old people are willing to sacrifice their lives in order for the economy to reopen. It won’t be just any older Texans who die. We know disproportionately it will be black and brown Texans who do,” he continued

Beto later added “You know. I think too many of us it appeared to be a cult of personality, the Republican Party in the era of Trump, and it probably still holds true. It’s hard to escape the conclusion that it’s also a cult of death.”