Biden criticizes Texas and Mississippi for lifting restrictions

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Pres. Joe Biden criticized Texas and Mississippi for lifting their Covid-19 restrictions and called it “neanderthal thinking.” Biden said “I think it's a big mistake” and that he hopes “everybody's realized by now, these masks make a difference.” Beto O’Rourke is a former U.S. Congressman who represented El Paso and the surrounding area in Texas. He says the governor’s decision was a “death warrant for Texans” and tells Anderson Cooper that Abbott has given the green light to anybody who doesn’t want to wear a mask. Plus, security around the U.S. Capitol has increased after the Department of Homeland Security and FBI alerted lawmakers to a potential threat. The House changed its voting schedule after U.S. officials warned of increased chatter among extremist groups discussing a possible plot against the Capitol on March 4. Former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem joins AC360 to discuss the potential threat and how some members of the GOP have contributed.

Airdate: March 3, 2021

Guests:

Beto O’Rourke

Juliette Kayyem

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