President Joe Biden has been absent from his administration’s weekly coronavirus calls with US governors since taking office — leaving some of the state leaders up in arms, a report said.
“It’s been a real frustration, I think it’s safe to say, for all 50 governors,” New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu told RealClearPolitics about Biden’s lack of attendance on the conference calls to coordinate a state and federal response to the pandemic.
“It would go a long way if the president would just get on the phone, or the vice president would get on the phone and take questions,” Sununu said.
White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, left, speaks alongside Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a press briefing.AP
Former President Donald Trump took part in 8 of his administration’s 40 COVID conference calls.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, who led the former administration’s coronavirus task force, led