WASHINGTON – Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement on the Democrats’ latest coronavirus press release.
“Democrats again have created another phony scandal, this time claiming they’ve unearthed individual state coronavirus data when in fact the data was publicly available all along. Data on cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations, and deaths are widely available and have never been hidden from the American people nor from state and local governments. Democrats’ latest press release is easily debunked with a simple search online – even the Washington Post reported on state data in June.
“At no point in the Democrats’ latest fake news do they acknowledge that cases continue to decline, testing continues to increase, therapies continue to improve, and vaccine trials are proceeding at an historic pace. President Trump is leading the national coronavirus response and is empowering state and local officials to take the actions needed to best protect the lives of those residing within their borders. Democrats should work with Republicans on real solutions to bring relief to Americans and their families during the COVID-19 public health emergency rather than playing politics during the pandemic.”