On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claimed earlier this week, while addressing supporters of Donald Trump, that the Obama administration did not leave behind “any kind of a game plan” to fight a pandemic.
McConnell’s claims were later fact-checked by Barack Obama’s former Ebola Czar Ron Klain, who noted that the Obama administration had left behind a 69-page document with guidelines on how to take on a pandemic.
We literally left them a 69-page Pandemic Playbook…. that they ignored
And an office called the Pandemic Preparedness Office… that they abolished.
And a global monitoring system called PREDICT .. that they cut by 75% https://t.co/OD94v0UI4n
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) May 12, 2020
McConnell was asked about his comments during an interview with Fox News personality Bret Baier.
“I was wrong, they did leave behind a plan so I clearly made a mistake in that regard,” McConnell admitted.
Mitch McConnell is backed into a corner and forced to admit he lied about the Obama administration not leaving a pandemic plan, on Fox.pic.twitter.com/dQCNro43XS
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) May 14, 2020