Nunes: Looking for ‘Opportunities’ to Open Economy Back Up Doesn’t Mean We’re Not Taking This Virus Seriously

Thursday, during an appearance on Fox News Channel, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was asked by aspects of the federal government’s coronavirus, including those dealing with the economy questioned by former Vice President Joe Biden, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Nunes maintained his long-standing position of stemming damage to the American economy, adding that his position did not mean he was not taking the pandemic seriously.

“I can’t speak for what Biden is doing,” Nunes said. “He looks a lot like Mr. Rogers, like an old version of Mr. Rogers. But what is so important is that the bill that we passed last week, we have to ensure — tomorrow, that money goes live. We have 6 million unemployed, new unemployment numbers today. That’s almost 10 million.”

“We got to make sure that this money gets to the employers to keep as many people employed in this country as possible, while at the same time look for opportunities that we can get parts of this economy opened back up,” he continued. “Now, when I say that, that doesn’t mean that we’re not taking this virus seriously. This is a very contagious virus. It would have to treat it seriously, but at the same time, we need to get folks back to work that can get back to work.”

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