When asked about a national mandate on masks in an interview on CNBC, Vice President Mike Pence responded: “I don’t think there’s a need for a national mandate.”
The President also said yesterday he does not think a mandate for masks is needed.
Pence noted that Trump instructed him to make sure that states which are seeing a rise in the number of coronavirus cases have everything that they need.
“We’re going to stay with these states that are seeing rising cases every step of the way,” Pence said.
Pence said that the administration supports governors who are pausing reopening, however, Pence also said “but we’re going to keep opening up America again.”
“PPE supplies are strong, testing is strong, more therapeutic medicines are available every day,” Pence claimed.
Meanwhile, a growing number of US states across the country have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public.
With many states starting to lift coronavirus restrictions, more people are venturing out in public, but the number of cases is still rising in nearly half of them.
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