Biden for President Statement on Mike Pence’s Visit to Texas

Biden for President Statement on Mike Pence’s Visit to Texas


Today, as Vice President Mike Pence travels to Dallas, Biden for President Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield released the following statement:

 “The Trump-Pence administration’s failure to get Americans — including Texans — the testing they need or offer an effective reopening plan based in public health and science has now exacerbated the pandemic in communities across the country. The agonizing reality in Texas right now is that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and hospitals are nearing ICU capacity. The state has halted its reopening. Just last week, on top of initially proposing to end funding for federal testing sites, we saw the President declare he wanted testing slowed. There are more than 130,000 reported cases in Texas and more than 2,200 deaths. Yet Vice President Pence’s trip to Dallas epitomizes the dismissive attitude this administration has taken in addressing this crisis from the onset. Our leaders should be tackling this pandemic head on and laying out concrete recovery plans for the American people — not jet setting across the country to hold events that go against basic public health guidance. Families in the Lone Star state and across the country deserve better.”