GOP Rep. Murphy: ‘We Face a Total Collapse’ of Economy if We Don’t ‘Start the Road Back’ to Reopening

On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Fox Across America,” Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) stated that the U.S. faces a “total collapse” of its economy “if we do not start the road back” to reopening the economy.

Murphy said, “I really think we did the appropriate things in North Carolina. I urged that, at the appropriate time, that we really do shut the state down in certain areas, and we did. And we subsequently had the results that I thought we would have. We’ve blunted the curve. We’ve really done very, very well, especially in eastern North Carolina. … I believe that it is time now to use those experiences, use that data, use that science to slowly open our economy back up. You know, today, staggering statistics, 26 million people in the country unemployed, 20% unemployment rate. There are segments of our society which we can today, in my opinion, open up safely while we continue to work on medicines, therapeutics to treat people with the virus, a vaccine to help prevent it, and all these different things. But, you know, we face a total collapse — economic collapse in this country, which would be horrible for everyone, if we do not start the road back.”

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