Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel insisted Sunday that in-person attendance at the party's national convention in Charlotte, N.C. this week won’t pose public health risks.
In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” McDaniel touted COVID-19 testing efforts.
“We tested everybody before they came to Charlotte, we tested everybody onsite,” she said.
“We are doing things that allow people to live their lives, have a convention and do it in a healthy and safe way, which most Americans are doing,” she said.
She also lashed out at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s assertion he’d shut down the country if his public health advisers called for it, saying it was fix from the “elite.”
“This is a realistic way of opening up our country and doing it in a healthy and safe way and the Democrats are saying shut it all down,” she said.
She added that although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be speaking at the convention, the RNC would not be "not using taxpayer dollars to pay for our convention"
McDaniel also weighed in on the difference between the reality that Black lives matter and the movement promoting it.
"I think that there's a big distinction between the words ‘Black lives matter’ and the movement, which has been led by people who embrace Marxism,” she said, defending President Donald Trump as having "tackled discrimination and continues to do so.”
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