Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) announced Saturday that a person in his state had died as a result of contracting the Coronavirus 19. Donald Trump punted the responsibility for this heretofore unknown virus to Vice President Mike Pence.
Unlike Pence, the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) promised solace and funds:
‘Sadly and prayerfully, today, we learned of the first death from the #coronavirus in the United States. The American people expect a well-coordinated, fully-funded response that appropriately addresses this public health crisis.’
Pence politicized what should have been above politics, in the scientists’ neighborhood. The VP said, according to The Washington Post:
‘A lot of irresponsible rhetoric among Democrats’ over coronavirus.’
The speaker’s response was totally different from that of Donald Trump’s surrogate. She promised action as House health officials have been working on tracking down anyone who had contact with that person.
The speaker said that the House Appropriations Committee has been in the process of “increasing fund to combat the virus:”
‘Congress is taking steps to ensure the government has access to the resources needed to combat this deadly virus & keep Americans safe.’
The president spoke to the 2020 presidential race in his morning tweets. Finally, he came around to the virus. Instead, Pelosi’s immediate response was sorrow at the death of the person who contracted Coronavirus 19::
‘The American people expect a well-coordinated, fully-funded response that appropriately addresses this public health crisis.’
The White House “submitted a $2.5 billion in supplemental funding” and both parties agreed that amount was “insufficient.” Instead, the final amount would be somewhere “between $6 billion and $8 billion.”
Twitter world went crazy. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below from the left We included a look at the right’s absurdity:
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