“Let there be no doubt about it,” Murphy stated. “The president knows New Jersey. He and his team have been extremely responsive in our hour of need, whether it was ventilators, as you rightfully point out, we’ve got a huge amount of supplies to test. We’re getting personal protective equipment just the other day, confirmed direct to our nursing homes. We just announced $1.7 billion into our hospital systems.”
Murphy made these comments after an Oval Office meeting with the President where Murphy secured 750,000 cotton swabs and other supplies allowing New Jersey to double its coronavirus testing capacity.
In addition, the administration sent New Jersey millions of pieces of personal protective equipment, built field medical facilities to expand hospital capacity, and granted every request made by the state.
“Listen, I think we’ve been able to find common ground again based on the science, based on the facts and the reality and in our hour of need,” Murphy added. “I have to thank the president and his team. They have been there for us. And I appreciate that enormously.”
If Joe Biden hopes to ride the coronavirus pandemic to victory in November he will have contend with prominent Governors from his own party praising the President for his response.
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