Mike Pence

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Reporters shouted at Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday after he chose not to answer questions at the first White House COVID-19 task force briefing in months.

“You’re all undermining the democratic election!” one reporter shouted.  

Pence leaves, taking no questions. You can hear reporters screaming:

• “You’re all undermining the democratic election!”
• “What is going on?!”
• “Why is the federal government not taking questions?” pic.twitter.com/GfAgM6eoSu

— The Recount (@therecount) November 19, 2020


Pence was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Deborah Birx, the Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar, and Gen. Gustave Perna, who oversees vaccine distribution. 

Birx warned Americans to be cautious and take appropriate measures as cases continue to rise in the US. 

“This is really a call to action for every American to increase their vigilance,” Birx said. 

On Wednesday, 170,161 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, according to Johns Hopkins University. The country also surpassed 250,000 deaths from the virus on Wednesday. 

Pence offered an optimistic tone and said President Donald Trump advised the task force to speak with reporters. Trump was not present at the conference and has made few public appearances since President-elect Joe Biden won the November election. 

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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