Mike will be working with the professionals, doctors and everybody else that is working. The team is brilliant. I spent a lot of time with the team the last couple weeks but they are brilliant and we're doing really well and Mike is going to be in charge and Mike will report back to me. But he has a certain talent for this.
In most cases appointing the vice president to oversee an important task like this wouldn't raise eyebrows but then again this is Mike Pence, who has a long-running problem with science.
Given the overwhelming evidence that Pence clearly has no interest or belief in science, him being placed in charge of tackling a virus which has already killed 3,000 people has not been greeted with a wave of enthusiasm.
The guy who thinks windmills cause cancer and the guy who supported reversing homosexual behavior are the ones prot… https://t.co/WFyQcwSyh9
While he was the governor of Indiana, Pence slashed public spending on health services which led to the worst outbreak of HIV in the state's history and once said that those with Aids should be treated with 'conversion therapy'. People haven't forgotten that.
Mike Pence's role in the worst HIV outbreak in Indiana history is literally a case study in public health on the ha… https://t.co/9wUubzpWUd
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)
Ah, good, the guy whose policies as governor sparked an HIV outbreak in Indiana is on the case. Fantastic.