President Trump selected Mike Pence to lead his administration’s coronavirus task force.
Pence’s first move was to reach out to Congress to try and get everyone on the same page about the government’s response.
But Mike Pence’s talk with Nancy Pelosi about the coronavirus did not go like anyone expected.
Vice President Pence understands the seriousness of the coronavirus situation.
Pence’s instinct is to put country first and work with Democrats on a united and bipartisan response to that situation.
Unfortunately Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer only saw the coronavirus as an opportunity to score political points.
In a phone call with Vice President Pence, Speaker Pelosi ripped Pence as unequipped and unqualified to manage the federal government’s response.
The Vice President took the high road in response during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.
“The president also directed me to reach out. I spoke to Speaker Pelosi. I spoke to Sen. Schumer. […] They were good conversations,” Pence began.
Pence also sought to reassure viewers that unlike the Democrats Donald Trump and the rest of his administration realized this was a moment where everyone needed to cast off their partisan jerseys and come together as Americans.
Vice President Pence told Hannity “the president said to me, look, I want you to reach out to the Republican and Democrat leadership. Because we want to push politics aside, we want to make sure we get the resources that we need to respond to this, to make sure the CDC, all of our agencies, have the support that they need.”
Pence also sought to reassure Americans that while the current risk of infection was low, the administration was prepared for any outcome including a severe outbreak.
The Trump administration understands that it needs to undertake a competent and robust response to the coronavirus.
If they manage the situation, the politics will take care of itself and the Democrats will pay a price for their partisan stunts in a time of national crisis.
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