House Democrats Torch Trump Administration’s Outbreak Response
House Democrats slammed President Donald Trump and his administration on Wednesday over the coronavirus outbreak, accusing the president of downplaying the threat and top officials of fumbling the response.
In a fiery opening statement at a hearing featuring several high-ranking health officials, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, said testing in the U.S. has been “severely inadequate” and plagued by delays, noting that South Korea is conducting some 10,000 tests per day ― more than the U.S. has completed in total.
“We are operating in the dark,” Maloney said. “My question is whether the administration and President Trump [are] exacerbating the crisis by downplaying it. Over and over again, we’ve heard blatant misstatements that consistently diminish this crisis and negatively …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]