Top Biden aide defends handling of COVID as 2021 deaths surpass 2020's: 'Bring it on'
NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain on Wednesday defended the administration’s work to bring down coronavirus-related deaths despite GOP frustration at the persistence of the deadly virus.”Let’s be clear: the day we got here, 4000 people a day were dying and one percent of Americans were vaccinated. Today, deaths are down 75 percent, and almost 200 million Americans are fully vax’ed,” he said in a tweet. “We still have a LOT of work to do. “But if anyone wants to have a debate about COVID, bring it on,” he added.PSAKI SAYS BIDEN APPROVAL RATINGS LOW BECAUSE PEOPLE ‘TIRED OF FIGHTING’ THE PANDEMIC HE VOWED TO SHUT DOWNKlain’s comments were in response to a New York Times report on Republicans who have criticized Biden’s handling of the pandemic. Republicans have hammered the president over the fact that the pandemic has continued despite Biden promising on the campaign trail to “shut down” the virus if elected. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted the Biden administration during his record-long floor speech last week. US WILL REQUIRE COVID-19 VACCINES FOR ALL BORDER CROSSERS”I took President Biden at his word; I took him at his word when he said