June 23, 2020/Media, Press, War Room

Does John Cornyn Agree with Trump Ending Funding for Texas COVID-19 Testing Sites?

Austin, TX ⁠— Today, the Trump administration announced that they are ending federal funding for COVID-19 testing sites in Texas and four other states, despite the fact that Texas continues to see record-high numbers of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations due to the virus, including over 5,000 new cases today alone.

This announcement comes after President Trump told a sparsely-attended campaign rally in Tulsa, “I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down please.’

Meanwhile, Senator John Cornyn, along with his Republican colleagues in the Senate, refuse to act on a new coronavirus relief bill.

In the midst of this spike in cases and Trump’s alarming comments, Texans deserve an answer:

Does John Cornyn agree with the Trump administration ending funding for COVID-19 testing sites in Texas?

Texas Democratic Party Cornyn War Room Spokesperson Billy Begala issued the following statement:

“Texans are losing their lives and livelihoods in rapidly increasing numbers because of COVID-19. Meanwhile, Senator Cornyn is doing nothing while the president willfully undermines our state’s ability to respond to this pandemic. With thousands more lives at stake, Texans deserve to know if John Cornyn will continue to enable Trump’s sabotaging of Texas’ COVID-19 testing capacity, or will he finally stand up for the people of Texas who need this crucial testing and relief now more than ever?”

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