Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) criticized Vice President Pence hours after President Trump said he would be putting him in charge of the administration’s response to the spread of coronavirus.
As governor, Pence’s science denial contributed to one of the worst HIV outbreaks in Indiana’s history.
He is not a medical doctor. He is not a health expert. He is not qualified nor positioned in any way to protect our public health.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 27, 2020
The only qualification @VP Mike Pence has is as supreme Donald Trump kiss-ass. It is frightening that this science denying knuckle-dragger is now in charge of our nation’s response to the #coronavirus. https://t.co/KWroz711jB
— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) February 27, 2020
Mike Pence is not an upgrade.
Putting a guy in charge of a deadly major pandemic who doesn’t believe in science and thinks smoking doesn’t cause cancer is…well…NOT A GREAT IDEA.
Radical idea: put someone qualified in charge. Take this seriously.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 27, 2020
Mike Pence is for conversion therapy. Mike Pence said smoking didn’t cause cancer. Mike Pence doesn’t believe climate science. Mike Pence questioned whether or not condoms worked. So, 😬
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) February 26, 2020
Unfortunately, I have about as much confidence in Mike Pence leading us out of this crisis as Kellyanne Conway earned when she was tasked with leading us out of the opioid crisis.#CoronavirusOutbreak#coronavirususa https://t.co/n24xELMA5y
— Lloyd Doggett (@RepLloydDoggett) February 27, 2020
This is our coronavirus czar. https://t.co/CfrjmogrEn
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) February 27, 2020