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After Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a press briefing, reporters were left confused, and chaotic, according to the Daily Caller.
Trump hasn’t answered any questions since Election Day, and the WH task force hasn’t briefed in months. And after 57 minutes, Pence and the task force leave without taking questions https://t.co/TXxMzpMk2I
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 19, 2020
“Why is the federal government not taking questions?” one reporter questions.
.@VP left immediately after making closing remarks without taking a single question. Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx paused and looked like they wanted to engage with reporters, but ultimately followed Pence back to West Wing.
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) November 19, 2020
“We have a plan in place, that the moment the FDA concludes that that vaccine is safe and effective, we have a system in place to begin within 24 hours shipping that vaccine to hospitals, healthcare facilities and 24 hours after that literally injecting that vaccine into Americans,” Pence said.
Pence: "We have a plan in place that the moment the FDA concludes that that vaccine is safe and effective, we have a system in place to begin within 24 hours shipping that vaccine …" pic.twitter.com/9gB9RohaDR
— The Recount (@therecount) November 19, 2020
From The Daily Caller:
Another reporter in the front row of the briefing stood up and appeared to throw his hands up in the air while someone said “what is going on?”
As the gaggle of reporters continued to question Pence’s walkout, one reporter could be heard asking, “how can you not take questions?”
As the video ended, someone brought up the election, screaming “you’re all undermining the democratic election!”