White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest distanced the Obama administration from a military decision to isolate soldiers who served in Liberia for 21 days.
According to a CBS report, 11 soldiers including Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams are being monitored in Vicenza, Italy.
The decision to isolate soldiers indicates that there is still not a unified federal response regarding the handling of American citizens possibly exposed to the Ebola virus.
Earnest punted followup questions to the Department of Defense.
When questioned about the lack of a federal policy governing the return of medical workers, Earnest pointed to state’s rights under federalism.