Jul 26, 2020 - Health

N.M. governor blasts Trump's virus response as "worst abdication" of duty

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) said on ABC's "This Week" that President Trump's coronavirus response is "the worst abdication of a national response and responsibility to protect Americans I've ever seen in my government career."

Why it matters: Grisham, who is considered a potential running mate for Joe Biden, says she spends most of her days "chasing testing supplies for our state." New Mexico has seen a recent uptick in new coronavirus cases, reporting its single-day record for new cases on Thursday and a near-record 324 new cases on Saturday.

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