Romney Criticizes Trump Admin’s Preparedness for Coronavirus

Daniel X. O'Neil from USA [CC BY 2.0 (]

Senator Mitt Romney, who was the lone Republican to vote to convict President Trump, is now criticizing the Trump administration’s preparedness for a potential coronavirus outbreak.

According to The Hill:

Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah), a prominent Republican voice in Congress, told senior Trump administration officials Tuesday that they are not adequately prepared for the possibility the coronavirus may spread more widely in the United States. 

Romney confronted administration officials at a private briefing on Capitol Hill at around the same time that President Trump downplayed concerns about spreading infections, telling reporters in New Delhi the situation is “under control” and is a “problem that’s going to go away.” 

Romney, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said he does not think the administration has done enough to prepare for the infectious virus spreading widely among the domestic population. 

“I’m very disappointed in the degree to which we’ve prepared for a pandemic, both in terms of protective equipment and in terms of medical devices that would help people once they are infected,” he said.

Romney has raised these concerns and the concern that they admin should be pulling out all of the stops during an all-senators briefing on Tuesday morning.

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