Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pledged to end tenure for college professors who teach critical race theory in response to the Faculty Council at the University of Texas approving a resolution to give professors the freedom to do so.

Texas Lt. Gov Dani Patrick, a Republican who blamed unvaccinated Black people for spreading the pandemic in a racist statement that has been widely debunked, tested positive for COVID-19.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is facing widespread backlash over his belief the surge of COVID-19 cases in Texas can be blamed on unvaccinated African Americans.