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Arkansas Governor thanks President Biden for ‘depoliticizing’ the federal COVID-19 response

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas thanked President Biden during a Monday conference call. The Republican Governor applauded the president’s efforts to “depoliticize” the response to COVID-19.

On the call, Biden addressed governors’ concerns about rapid-testing shortages in the states that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19.

“I want to thank all of the White House team for being such great support to the governors,” Hutchinson said during his opening remarks, The Hill reported. “And I want to thank Mr. President, your address to the nation last week. Thank you for your comments designed to depoliticize our COVID response. I think that was helpful.”

Last week, Biden outlined additional steps his administration was taking to fight the Omicron variant in a national address. In addition to offering a “stark warning” to the unvaccinated, Biden also offered praise to his predecessor, former President Donald Trump.

“Thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America is one of the first countries to get the vaccine,” Biden said during his speech from the White House on Tuesday. “Thanks to my administration, the hard work of Americans, our roll-out made America among the world leaders in getting shots in arms.”

Biden also highlighted Trump’s revelation that he’d received a booster shot. “I got my booster shot as soon as they were available,” Biden said. “And just the other day, former President Trump announced he had gotten his booster shot. Maybe one of the few things he and I agree on.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: POLITICO

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