Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Responds To Jared Kushner’s Claim That States Have Everything They Need To Fight Pandemic
Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) slammed White House senior adviser Jared Kushner after he said states have all the support they need to combat the coronavirus pandemic. She also addressed the armed protesters who stormed the state capitol in Michigan demanding stay at home restrictions be dropped.
“We’ve lost in the last 24 hours almost the same number of Americans that were killed on 9/11, and that’s just in the last 24 hours. We need to listen to the expertise and our institutions of higher learning and our health system and make decisions that are going to protect the lives of everyone. whether you agree with me or not,” she told Jake Tapper.
Asked about Kushner’s claim that the administration has figured out how to get all the states enough complete testing kits to do the testing they requested, Whitmer was not shy in calling his claim a lie.
“That’s not true in Michigan,” she shot back. “I can’t speak for all the other states but I’ve heard a lot of my fellow governors on the same calls that we’ve been on with the federal government, and I know that many of us are still looking to get swabs and re-agents and additional test kits. And so we’ve never been able to get to full capacity because we are missing things in the supply chain. and that’s part of why I think so many of us on both sides of the aisle have really called on more of, you know, a national strategy on these fronts.”
Watch the interview below via CNN.
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