May 27, 2020

Harris Statement as US Surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday released the following statement as the United States’ death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000:

“My heart aches for those who have lost loved ones to this horrific illness. As we remember the more than 100,000 people in the United States who we have lost to COVID-19, we must recognize that much of this suffering was preventable and commit to speaking the truth about what we face in the months to come.

“This administration’s glaring failures made this pandemic worse than it had to be. They downplayed the threat and failed to secure the testing kits, supplies, and personal protective equipment needed to save lives. The president himself has spread dangerous misinformation and conflicting messages; and has made clear that he is more concerned with deflecting blame and scoring political points than fulfilling his responsibility to protect public health. The Trump administration must start listening to the experts and following the science. Lives depend on it.”