The Coronavirus continues to make headlines as President DonaldTrump has asked Congress to provide $1.25 billion as emergency funds to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
On Twitter, Ken Cuccinelli, the Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, questioned “the Johns Hopkins map of the coronavirus” and whether or not it had “stopped working for other people, or just me.”
In the map, it provides up to date information regarding the coronavirus, such as who it’s affecting, how many people have been killed and the areas that it is spreading through.
Cuccinelli gave an update on the issue, saying that “it looks like Johns Hopkins put the information behind a membership wall of some kind,” adding that it “seems like bad timing to stop helping the world with this (previously) useful resource.”
In response, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) criticized Cuccinelli, arguing that “this particular presidential coronavirus task force member is not building public confidence.”
This particular presidential #coronavirus task force member is not building public confidence.@HomelandKen should rely on the pros he supervises, tell his GOP boss to stop gutting the @CDCgov, and call for serious virus fighting resources w/o raiding other public health funds. https://t.co/K6atCse5X2
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) February 25, 2020
Instead, she suggested that the Acting Secretary “should rely on the pros he supervises,” noting that he should “tell his GOP boss to stop gutting the” Center for Disease Control and that he should “call for serious virus fighting resources w/o raiding other public health funds.”