Ahead of tonight’s vice presidential debate, the DNC War Room released a new video highlighting how Pence, the chair of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has consistently repeated the same lies Trump peddles about the pandemic. As the coronavirus surges across the country and through the White House, Pence bears responsibility for the administration’s failed response more than anyone except Trump himself.
“Since Pence was put in charge of the White House COVID task force, more than 210,000 Americans have lost their lives, millions of jobs have been lost, and the administration has lied about everything from testing to vaccines,” said DNC War Room senior spokesperson and advisor Lily Adams. “Pence and Trump are one and the same — all lies and no plans.”
In a memo released earlier today, the DNC War Room outlined how, from the start of the pandemic, Pence and the Trump administration left states and health care workers without necessary protective equipment, failed to implement a national testing or contact tracing strategy, refused to follow the most basic health guidelines, and lied to the American public about the threat of the virus. Now, cases are increasing across the country again, hospitalizations are rising, millions of Americans are out of work — and Pence and the administration still do not have a plan to contain the virus.