Ahead of VP Pence visit, Biden campaign criticizes Trump administration coronavirus response

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – Ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Waukesha on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Biden campaign took aim at the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, as Wisconsin is among the worst hotspots in the country.

“During his time as the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Vice President Mike Pence has demonstrated that the Trump Administration is woefully incapable of getting the coronavirus pandemic under control,” Biden Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield said in a statement shared exclusively with CBS 58. “President [Donald] Trump has shown a reckless disregard for the lives and livelihood of the American people -- and nowhere is that more clear than in Wisconsin. As coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths surge across the state, the Trump Administration still doesn’t have a plan to beat the virus.”

The response to the coronavirus has dominated the campaign thus far, including the first presidential and vice-presidential debates. A recent Marquette University Law School Poll shows more Wisconsinites believe Joe Biden is better able to respond to the pandemic, an issue the campaign is trying to focus on.

“As voters continue to receive their ballots, Wisconsinites have the power to turn the page on President Trump’s failures and chaos,” Bedingfield said. “Joe Biden has a plan to defeat this pandemic and build back better than before -- by rebuilding the middle class, ensuring the future is made in America by American workers, and finally making access to affordable health care a right for all Americans.”

The Trump campaign is putting a heavy focus on the Badger State this week with visits from Eric Trump on Monday, Vice President Pence and Ivanka Trump Tuesday and President Trump in Janesville on Saturday.

CBS 58 will have coverage of the vice president’s visit later today.

Madison, Wis. (CBS 58) – Ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Waukesha on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Biden campaign took aim at the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, as Wisconsin is among the worst hotspots in the country.

“During his time as the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Vice President Mike Pence has demonstrated that the Trump Administration is woefully incapable of getting the coronavirus pandemic under control,” Biden Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield said in a statement shared exclusively with CBS 58. “President [Donald] Trump has shown a reckless disregard for the lives and livelihood of the American people -- and nowhere is that more clear than in Wisconsin. As coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths surge across the state, the Trump Administration still doesn’t have a plan to beat the virus.”

The response to the coronavirus has dominated the campaign thus far, including the first presidential and vice-presidential debates. A recent Marquette University Law School Poll shows more Wisconsinites believe Joe Biden is better able to respond to the pandemic, an issue the campaign is trying to focus on.

“As voters continue to receive their ballots, Wisconsinites have the power to turn the page on President Trump’s failures and chaos,” Bedingfield said. “Joe Biden has a plan to defeat this pandemic and build back better than before -- by rebuilding the middle class, ensuring the future is made in America by American workers, and finally making access to affordable health care a right for all Americans.”

The Trump campaign is putting a heavy focus on the Badger State this week with visits from Eric Trump on Monday, Vice President Pence and Ivanka Trump Tuesday and President Trump in Janesville on Saturday.

CBS 58 will have coverage of the vice president’s visit later today.

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