For the first time since the pandemic began, America went a week without talking much about the COVID-19 pandemic. The election completed overshadowed all cable news. That does not mean, however, that the coronavirus is no longer an issue. In fact, the number of cases are growing at a record rate.
Joe Biden has already revealed how he plans on combating the illness. There are, though, 71 days before he takes office. It is unknown what Donald Trump plans to do next or if he even plans on conceding the election. Chris Coons says Trump can show some graciousness by passing COVID relief during the lame duck session.
The Delaware senator made the comments while speaking with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday morning. “One way that President Trump can show some graciousness in the next 73 days during the transition is to publicly support a significant pandemic relief bill,” he said. “We’ve had record new cases all this past week, it’s past time for us to come together and deliver the relief the American people are waiting for.”
Sen. Chris Coons says Joe Biden will bring bipartisan leaders together "to deliver the relief that we need," and "one way that President Trump can show some graciousness … during the transition is to publicly support a significant pandemic relief bill.” https://t.co/sPlwnHbr7y pic.twitter.com/0Vhn8j6lHe
— ABC News (@ABC) November 8, 2020
Coons continued, “I don’t think that passing something that is strong now undermines the opportunity to pass something broader. We frankly don’t know where this pandemic is going now but it’s not going in a good direction.”
The Delaware senator was also asked about the possibility that he is asked to be Joe Biden’s Secretary of State. He replied, “I was just reelected to the senate from Delaware and very much look forward to serving the people of Delaware, but if asked I’d be honored to serve.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.