Mick Mulvaney writes in an op-ed for CNBC:
I know it isn’t popular to talk about in some Republican circles, but we still have a testing problem in this country. My son was tested recently; we had to wait 5 to 7 days for results. My daughter wanted to get tested before visiting her grandparents, but was told she didn’t qualify.
That is simply inexcusable at this point in the pandemic. Elections, despite what too many politicians think, cannot be bought. But problems can be solved. As lawmakers consider the next stimulus, let’s hope they focus on the latter.
Mulvaney is Trump’s former Acting Chief of Staff and is currently US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland.
Mick Mulvaney discovers America has a COVID testing problem when his daughter can’t get one and his son has to wait for results https://t.co/p17QWBSm00
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) July 13, 2020
Then-White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, in February: coronavirus is a media “hoax of the day” designed to hurt Trump
Mulvaney, no longer COS, today: insufficient availability of coronavirus testing is “inexcusable” https://t.co/FHifMZNAR0 https://t.co/7DGeqTCSbY pic.twitter.com/D2U8GcpKhW
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) July 13, 2020
Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney criticized the U.S. coronavirus testing process after his son had to wait up to a week for results, splitting from his former boss’ repeated boasts about testing https://t.co/mgOfnLDtai
— POLITICO (@politico) July 13, 2020