The world is reeling from the impact of the coronavirus.
As fear of a global pandemic continues to escalate, Trump announced last month that he assembled a team to lead the U.S. response — with Mike Pence as head of the task force.
Gregg Gonsalves, assistant professor of epidemiology at Yale University responded on Twitter: “It’s like putting an arsonist in charge of the fire department, a bank robber in charge of the U.S. Mint.”
We couldn’t agree more. People’s lives are literally at stake and too many have already been sacrificed due to Pence’s disbelief in science and inability to lead on public health as governor of Indiana. The cost is simply too high.
Trump and his cronies are concerned that this crisis will negatively impact their popularity — and we’ve got a critical moment to capitalize on their craven understanding of politics in order to make the U.S., and the entire world really, safer in the face of the potential coronavirus pandemic.
Congress must take immediate action to instill confidence in the United States’ ability to effectively respond to this crisis — within and beyond U.S. borders. Congress must demand Mike Pence step down as head of this task force.
Add your name: Tell your members of Congress to demand Mike Pence be removed as coordinator of the U.S. coronavirus response.