“We have witnessed a global economic meltdown that will impact millions of workers. It is a moral imperative that our response as a government, as a society, as a business community, and as individual citizens, meets the enormity of this crisis. Unfortunately in this time of international crisis, we have an administration that is incompetent, and whose incompetence and recklessness have threatened the lives of many. We cannot live in a nation where if you have the money you get the treatment you need to survive, but if you’re working class or poor, you get to the end of the line.'
He called for the formation a bipartisan authority of experts to support and direct a comprehensive and compassionate response, based on science and fact. “In the midst of this unprecedented moment we need to listen to the scientists, to the researchers, to the medical folks, not to politicians.'