Today, Biden for President Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield released the following statement on Mike Pence’s visit to Wisconsin:
“Donald Trump has gambled with the health of Wisconsin families to benefit his own political fortune at every turn. And once again — just days after Trump admitted he ordered COVID-19 testing to be slowed down during the middle of a global pandemic – Mike Pence is back in Wisconsin to clean up Trump’s mess. While Trump’s admission was stunning and outrageous, there are few actions that have done more damage to public health than Trump’s reckless order to slow down testing. From the Trump Administration’s catastrophic response to the COVID-19 pandemic to their repeated attempts to repeal and undermine the Affordable Care Act, there’s no question Mike Pence owes Wisconsin families answers today. Instead, he’s parachuting in with Betsy DeVos.
“As Secretary of Education, DeVos has pursued a radical, destructive agenda to reduce funding for our public K-12 schools and universities. She’s even made it harder for sexual assault survivors to come forward and seek justice on our college campuses. As president, Joe Biden will fire DeVos and nominate a Secretary of Education with experience in a public school classroom. And unlike Trump, he’ll pay teachers what they deserve and triple funding for schools that serve low-income students.”