DeLauro’s comments were indicative of the growing political tensions around the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus response.
But at least one Democrat was also irritated by DeLauro's remarks.
Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.), who led the health department under President Bill Clinton, said it wasn't the appropriate setting for the criticism.
DeLauro, the leading House health appropriator, accused the administration of a lack of urgency and warned that there were several crucial questions that remained unanswered about the coronavirus response.
The briefing, led by CDC Director Robert Redfield and NIH infectious disease specialist Tony Fauci, was called to update members on the state of the coronavirus’ spread.
Fauci said the coronavirus is “unlikely to disappear” any time in the near future, according to the person.
Robert Kadlec, the HHS assistant secretary for preparedness and response, emphasized that no response workers had gotten sick while receiving the evacuees. »