Vice President Mike Pence fired back at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on “The Ingraham Angle” Monday after the Democrat claimed the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic needed a “reset” from the “top.”
“Our hearts grieve for the fact that one in five of all the American lives that have been lost in the coronavirus pandemic were lost in the State of New York,” Pence told host Laura Ingraham, “and some of that was because of poor decisions by the state and by Governor Cuomo.”
Earlier Monday, Cuomo told MSNBC that “We see the health experts … saying the nation has to hit a reset. We do need a reset, and the reset has to start at the top. We have confusion, we have chaos, we don’t have operations set up and I think it has to start with the president of the United States. I think he has to stand up and say what he didn’t say six months ago –he has to say to the American people that COVID is serious, that we can’t deny it, that it’s not political.
Cuomo went on to accuse the White House of “sending the exact wrong message” and having “learned nothing in six months,” specifically naming White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx.