Austin, TX — New reporting by renowned journalist Bob Woodward details that this administration knew in February the seriousness and deadliness of COVID-19, but chose to publicly downplay the virus to the public. When asked about this bombshell report, Senator John Cornyn responded by saying:
“I don’t have any confidence in the reporting, so I’m not going to comment.”
There’s just one problem with Cornyn’s dodge — Trump himself is on tape.
It isn’t surprising that Cornyn is rushing to defend this administration’s lies about the seriousness of COVID-19, seeing as Cornyn did the same thing. Cornyn sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee and began receiving briefings on the dangers of COVID-19 in early February. Despite knowing the potential severity of coronavirus, Cornyn repeatedly downplayed the virus.
Texas Democratic Party Cornyn War Room Spokesperson Billy Begala released the following statement:
“Rather than own his failed response to the coronavirus crisis, John Cornyn rejects reality. It’s no surprise Cornyn is rushing to defend this administration for lying to the public about the severity of COVID-19 — Cornyn is guilty of doing the same thing. He knew the deadliness of the virus and its potential for devastation, but downplayed it anyway. John Cornyn doesn’t trust the briefings or reporters, so why should Texans trust him?”