GOP senators sound alarm as coronavirus surges in home states
July 20, 2020
Senate Republicans are raising the alarm over the country's rapidly growing number of coronavirus cases.
The warnings come as President Trump has repeatedly linked the recent spike to an increase in testing, while also overselling his administration’s response and appearing optimistic about the odds of a quick vaccine or the disappearance of the virus altogether.
But GOP senators — back in their home states, many of which are seeing increased case counts — are painting a more sobering picture with their on-the-ground view.