In a statement released on Thursday, the Arizona lawmaker demanded that the Coronavirus Task Force be disbanded.
“As our economy is restored, it is imperative that President Trump is not undermined in his mission to return our economy to greatness,” Biggs said.
According to Biggs, who focused on the economy with his remarks, the top infectious disease experts Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx undermine Trump.
Biggs insisted the team has continued “to contradict many of President Trump’s stated goals and actions for returning to normalcy as we know more about.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx continue to contradict many of President Trump’s stated goals and actions for returning to normalcy as we know more about the COVID-19 outbreak. This is causing panic that compromises our economic recovery.— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) July 2, 2020
Despite decades of experience in their areas of focus, Biggs blamed Fauci and Birx for “causing panic” that has compromised the country’s “economic recovery. “
This is causing panic that compromises our economic recovery,” Biggs said. “We can protect our most vulnerable from the COVID-19 outbreak while still protecting lives and livelihoods of the rest of the population. It’s time for the COVID-19 task force to be disbanded so that President Trump’s message is not mitigated or distorted.”
On Wednesday, the United States recorded its highest number of coronavirus cases in a single day — 52,170. As of Thursday afternoon, there are more than 2.8 million coronavirus cases in the United States. The death toll has now surpassed 130,000.