Texas Lt. Governor doubles down on pro-death stance: 'There are more important things than living' (VIDEO)

Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick (R) is doubling down on his argument from last month that people should 'take a chance' with their lives to save the economy.

This time around, on Tucker Carlson's show (again), he is saying that 'there are more important things than living.' Of course, he's referring to the economy.

“What I said when I was with you that night is there are more important things than living, and that’s saving this country for my children and my grandchildren and saving this country for all of us.”

“And I don’t want to die, nobody wants to die,” he added. “But man we’ve got to take some risks and get back in the game and get this country back up and running.”

Patrick doesn't seem to believe Dr. Anthony Fauci or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“They told us, Tucker, to follow the science,” the lieutenant governor said. “Well, what science?”

Patrick made the comments just as the CDC issued a warning that a second wave of the novel coronavirus during the winter could be deadlier.

“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said. “And when I’ve said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don’t understand what I mean.”

Redfield told the Washington Post in an interview that an important part of dealing with this future upcoming crisis will require state and federal officials all doing their part to prepare.

When he was asked about protests against the stay-at-home orders across the nation, he said "It's not helpful."