As the federal government and state governments continue to fight over the proper response to the Coronavirus threat, U.S. mask manufacturer 3M is facing contention as well, and it comes from the head of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management.
This week, Jared Moskowitz, Florida’s DEM head, slammed the American mask manufacturer, accusing them of turning their back on their country and selling masks to China instead.
At a time like this, the protective equipment is vital across the world, and Moskowitz told Tucker Carlson that he had discovered the company was prioritizing foreign buyers after they refused to sell masks to the DEM.
In the interview, Moskowitz commented that “the idea that an American company is selling masks away from our hospitals… doctors… the real heroes on the front lines is… really criminal.”
He detailed that “for the last several weeks, we have had a boiler room chasing down 3M authorized distributors [and] brokers representing that they sell the N95 masks, only get to warehouses that are completely empty.”
Moskowitz informed that “[we are] being told that our shipments are on cargo planes and the flights don’t even appear,” saying that the effort feels like they’re “chasing ghosts.”
Moskowitz admitted that he had reached out to the company to confirm whether his suspicions were true or not, and he instead discovered that other American companies were also partnering with foreign buyers during this pandemic.
“I can’t… get this life-saving PPE because a company decided to make a globalist decision and not put America first,” Moskowitz said.