Conversation between VP Mike Pence and John Dickerson on Face the Nation 6/28/2020
JOHN DICKERSON: Mr. Vice President, some of the states that are having the biggest spites- spikes are the big ones — Texas, California, Arizona. Are you concerned?
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: Well, we’re monitoring very closely new cases in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California. In fact, I’ll be traveling with members of our team to several of those states over the next several days to make sure and get a ground report. But what the American people should know is that because of the leadership that President Trump has provided, because of the extraordinary innovation that we have brought to this task, we are- we’re in a much better place to respond to these outbreaks than we were four months ago.
(Aside: Mike Pence cancelled the campaign trips to Florida and Arizona because of the surge in Covid 19. These were campaign trips and not to get a report on Cov19. Mike Pence is head of the Corona Virus Task Force).
JOHN DICKERSON: Why does the person with the best megaphone say things to undermine confidence in testing? It seems totally at odds with what you’re spending all your day doing. This isn’t a triviality. This is an important, crucial thing about testing.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: Well, John, I just- I just disagree that the president’s undermining confidence in testing, he observed—
JOHN DICKERSON: Repeatedly.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: -that that the volume of new cases is in part a result of all of- of the rapid scaling of testing that we’ve done around the country.
I’m starting to feel a lot less charitable about this empty bag of wind that is the Vice President of the United States of America.
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