Patrick finally finds a debate opponent he thinks he can handle

It’s Danno versus Geraldo, coming soon to the eleventh layer of hell.

After refusing to go toe-to-toe with his general election opponent, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick agreed Thursday to debate television personality Geraldo Rivera over immigration and the murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts.

Patrick first challenged Rivera to a debate during an interview with Fox News Thursday morning, apparently in response to Rivera tweeting that Tibbetts’ death was being used “to promote proven false notion that undocumented immigrants are disproportionately committing violent crimes.”

“The CNNs, the MSNBCs, most of the print media in this country and the Democrats — they are all accomplices in the death of this young girl and the death of everyone else,” Patrick said. “And even Geraldo Rivera — I never met the guy, I seem to like him. I saw him on Fox saying, ‘I feel badly about this, but —.’ There is no ‘but,’ and I’ll be happy to debate Geraldo Rivera any time, any place, anywhere on this issue. We have to secure this border and protect the lives of American citizens.”

Patrick, on Twitter, later made calls for a debate official.


In a statement Thursday, Collier accused Patrick of being “scared” to face Texas voters.

“Wait … so Dan Patrick has agreed to a debate on Fox, but with Geraldo Rivera? Texans see right past this clown,” Collier said. “Quit the stunts Dan, and stand up for yourself right here. Or are you not Texan enough?”

He’s a wimp, and it’s clear to anyone paying attention. All I can say is they should hold this at the Lexington Hotel in Chicago. Nothing could be more emblematic of this entire travesty.

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6 Responses to Patrick finally finds a debate opponent he thinks he can handle

  1. brad says:

    Wimp is not the appropriate word.


  2. Bill Daniels says:

    I am not a fan of Patrick because of broken promises on property tax relief and his fixation on bathrooms, nd harassment of abortionists, but on this particular subject, Patrick is spot on and he will win with independents on the topic.

    If I ran an amusement park like Astroworld, and knew there was a problem with snakes entering the property, both poisonous and harmless, and I specifically refused to allow the maintenance staff to take measures to stop snakes from getting in, or in relocating the makes already on the property, and a park goer gets bit and died, do you think I would have some liability?

    Would the relatives of the dead person NOT sue me and win? Would you not want criminal charges against me for knowingly creating dangerous conditions?

  3. C.L. says:

    @Bill… No, I don’t think you’d have some liability. Snakes are tiny creatures and the physical boundaries are/were way too vast for a reasonable person to be 100% confident in you or your Astroworld staff’s ability to seal off every crack and crevice on the property to stop said snake incursion. For the same reason, I have little to no confidence Border Patrol or ICE has the ability to 100% seal off the US borders to prevent south bound or north bound snakes, and don’t/won’t/can’t hold them responsible for incursions.

  4. Manny Barrera says:

    Bill have to admit that you don’t let up on your racists believes. So the paperless people are now compared to snakes, have you no decency?

  5. C.L. says:

    Relax, Manny. Not everything that comes out of his mouth is an affront to Hispanics. I took his comments as a metaphor, nothing else.

    It’s responses like yours that feed his ‘Oh Manny, don’t you tire of playing the victim?’ quips.

  6. Manny Barrera says:

    C.L. I am not sure which one is worse you for not knowing what you believe or Bill who is honest.

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