Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Congressman made an appearance on Fox News on Saturday, and was asked about Hillary Clinton’s mocking “the president’s America first message” in a tweet, according to the Daily Wire.
“Somebody like Hillary Clinton is so used to taking political jabs at the president or her political opponents anytime there is an outcome that is unfortunate, but this isn’t the time. This is a tragedy for all Americans, for the entire world,” said Crenshaw.
“This newfound issue where we find the worst in each other, and we question each other’s intentions, and that happens all the time in politics, but now is not the time to do that. There is a pandemic going on,” said Crenshaw.
Clinton tweeted an article from the New York Times on Friday titled The U.S. Now Leads The World In Confirmed Coronavirus Cases,” Clinton wrote a supposed sarcastic response, “He did promise ‘America First.’”
He did promise "America First." https://t.co/bzks3hqCUE
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 27, 2020
“This is what worries me about the future,” Crenshaw told Fox News. “We have difficult conversations about how to move to risk containment, to risk mitigation, to risk management, opening up society along with the threat of the pandemic.”
“It’s going to be easy to have very disingenuous criticisms of each other and moralize against each other, but we can’t do that, we have to do this together,” said Crenshaw.
Crenshaw encouraged everyone to embrace that Americans have been “coming together and figuring out what needs to get done.”
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“As Americans, we tend to keep looking to the president to micromanage our situation. That’s really not how our system works — it never has, and it never will. Every city has different needs, every city has different preferences, different problems,” said Crenshaw.
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The Daily Wire has reported positive developments in the country’s coronavirus response, including a private medical company developing a coronavirus test that can deliver positive test results in five minutes, and scientists at U.S. universities concluding that the virus doesn’t undergo significant mutations, meaning a potential vaccine could be extremely effective.
During the interview, Crenshaw also suggested that Americans should look toward state and local government officials to receive more personalized public health updates, noting that the role of the federal government during the outbreak should be to support local governments, not “micromanage” the pandemic response.
According to CNN, New York has been the hardest hit area of the country, and as of Saturday afternoon, the state reported 59,000 cases of coronavirus and 969 deaths.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) revealed on Sunday that the hospitalization rate was experiencing slower growth, and was now only doubling every six days, instead of every two days.
However, Cuomo warned that the “apex” of the epidemic has not yet arrived, and that the city was preparing for a flood of additional patients. The governor also mentioned that over 75,000 health care workers were already volunteering to help New York address potential shortages of medical personnel.