President-elect Joe Biden to announce new COVID-19 task force tomorrow

The U.S. has broken records for new COVID-19 infections four days in a row. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester discusses the immediate issues Joe Biden plans to tackle.
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on an historic Sunday morning. President-Elect Joe Biden is expected to announce a coronavirus task force as soon as tomorrow. The latest numbers in this country are troubling. For the fourth day in a row it broke its number of cases and last week alone a total of 715,000 cases were rerted. For more on how a president Biden will deal with this and other issues, let's bring in Lisa blunt Rochester. Congresswoman, thanks for joining us. I want to dive in and ask how will Biden handle this differently from the current administration? As you know, president trump has said repeatedly that Biden wants to simply send us back into lockdown. What do you say to people who worry that that might be true? Well, first, I want to say thank you for having me and on behalf of President-Elect Biden and vice President-Elect Harris, I want to thank the people for their votes of confidence and support. Those who worked at the polls and waited at the polls to cast their votes overwhelmingly for the vice president, that is going to be -- that is President-Elect, we want to say many of the people who voted voted because they are very mu concerned about where we are going,both as it pertains to covid-19 as well as the economy and they are linked and so vive -- it is so funny. I'm having to say President-Elect Biden which new and phenomenal. I want to share with you that his focus has been on day one on making sure that we restore the soul of this country as well as making sure that we rebuild the middle class and that we focus also on our economy and so for covid-19, we're going to have testing, contact tracing, a focus on treatment, vaccines as well as using things like the defense production act to make sure that es aren't competing against each other but that we have a national strategy, and so I think you will see as he mentioned tomorrow, he will start with his task force, but even while he was running, he had experts around. He worked on and followed the science, and I think you can expect to see that same thing as he embarks upon this new administration. And, again, though, I just want to be clear, there are many worried about the resumption of widespread lockdowns and that just leads me to a question about Republicans generally and Biden's relationship with them and I want to hear whether you're optimistic Biden can work with the GOP. As you might imagine, many Republicans are skeptical. I want to show you a tweet this morning from Ari Fleischer, the fo spokesperson for George W. Bush when he was president, it reads resist, overturn, boycott, surveil, leak, impeach and now they tell us it's time to heal. Where were they for the last four years? I'd be curious to hear your response to that skepticism. First of all, President-Elect Biden has always -- he's got a track record of working across the aisle and bringing P together. So I think, number one, you will see that in this administration. You know, secondly, he has been very clear that while he ran as a Democrat, he will be a ent for all Americans and that he will work just as hard for those who didn't vote for him as those who did, and because this is the substance of who he is, and because he has a Ack record, I think that also was why people voted for him overwhelmingly. What I would suggest is that those who feel that way, they need to come together. Is the time. We have a pandemic. People are hurting. We need to come together. Representative Lisa blunt Rochester, thank you very much. Appreciate it. We'll be right back.

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