Vice President Mike Pence told Breitbart News that he and President Donald Trump are excited to get the United States reopened and moving again as the coronavirus pandemic recedes nationwide.

Backstage after a roundtable with local business leaders here at Waffle House corporate headquarters, where Pence and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appeared to encourage the continued reopening of the country, Pence told Breitbart News that Georgia’s efforts led by Kemp to reopen aggressively have been successful and are a model for the nation. All 50 states have begun reopening in one way or another, Pence noted in the interview that aired on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel, citing Georgia and Florida—where Pence visited earlier in the week with Gov. Ron DeSantis—as examples for the country.

“It would be on April 15, 30 days into the mitigation efforts that we presented to the country—that the president directed the White House Coronavirus Task Force to publish guidelines for opening up America,” Pence said. “We believed because of what the American people were doing and continued to do over that 45 days that we would be in a position for some states and some counties around the country to begin to reopen and put America back to work. Nobody wants to reopen this country more than President Donald Trump. So we equipped governors around the country to be ready for when the 45 Days to Slow the Spread came to an end. Georgia and Florida and other states around the country evaluated the cases in their state, evaluated the data, and have been and have taken steps that are now demonstrating that we can safely and responsibly reopen our economy without putting the people of this country’s health and wellbeing at risk. I think Gov. Kemp also and Gov. DeSantis also recognize that this isn’t a choice between health and a growing economy. It really is a choice between health and health. There are serious health consequences if we were to continue indefinitely the lockdowns that we asked the American people to embrace for 45 days. I must tell you, I know the president is as grateful as I am that as we sit here today, 50 states—all 50 states—have begun the process of reopening their economies. But Georgia is leading the way and demonstrating that you can safely and responsibly reopen your businesses, reopen your restaurants, and put the people of your state back to work, and still, hospitalizations are declining, cases are declining, and, most importantly, fatalities are declining. The people of Georgia are doing it, and I couldn’t be more proud to be here.”

Asked if some Democrat governors, such as Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer and Pennsylvania’s Tom Wolf, are moving fast enough, Pence cited his close relationship with governors and noted that every state is ready to reopen. He also praised the protesters nationwide pushing for a faster reopening of their states.

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  • I can't seem to understand why we have so.....many more cases of covid-19 and the fatality rate is far greater in democrat strongholds like New York, Virginia, Michigan, etc. than in other places. If covid-19 really does attack more democrats than rational people, it must then be classified as an intelligent lifeform.


    • you have to remember back in the 2012 election year the Democrats voted God out their party and I believe this is the result of it.

  • Americans should just start opening, coming and going and take those stupid masks off their faces. We need our small businesses to thrive, not dive and disappear. 

  • in the first place the country should have never closed their door anyway.

    • Maybe it was understandable for the first two weeks, but after that, doctors and scientists were coming out with the truth about this farce. Enough time has gone by that everyone with a brain not glued to the boob tube, can find out the truth, and now it is a matter of literally taking our liberties and freedoms back from the globalists and depopulators. And by force, if necessary. That is why I am so glad that a handful of people disobeyed and people stuck up for them. The word "NO" is actually a very powerful word. More Americans should use it. 

    • exactly!

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