PENNSYLVANIA – Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills released the following statement as we sadly approach 200,000 reported coronavirus death in the United States: 

“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of every single person who has lost their life to COVID-19 here in Pennsylvania and across the country. This is a devastating day for our nation, and it’s a time for us to come together.

As we cross this threshold, we must also recognize that it didn’t have to be this bad. President Trump certainly didn’t cause the virus, but his administration’s failure to take this crisis seriously has caused horrifying loss. Even as 200,000 of our fellow Americans — including over 8,000 Pennsylvanians — have succumbed to COVD-19, Trump’s response continues to be woefully inadequate. Six months into this crisis, he continues to downplay the threat of the virus, refuses to heed the advice of his own medical experts, and has completely given up on providing a national testing strategy our country so desperately needs.

This pandemic has underscored the leadership that our nation needs: leadership that depends on strategy, not chaos; facts, not hunches; and empathy, not indifference. That’s the leadership that Joe Biden will provide.” 

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