Trump has put his foot down stating he is responsible for deciding when the Country reopens as the statistics show a slight reduction in the spread of the Coronavirus.
State Governors are not buying that. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gathered the Democratic Governors of five states forming a “council” to address reopening their states. Cuomo was joined by Governors of New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. They have basically gone rogue on Trump and decided to share information between themselves regarding the virus and devise their own reopening plan that is likely to be advised soon.
Nearby Massachusetts and Maryland Governors who are Republicans have so far kept a low key, for they also sit on what they describe as the Covid-Corridor the I-95 highway from Florida to Maine along the east coast.
In a televised address the Governors praised each other on how they have handled the pandemic. Cuomo was adamant that it was not the federal governments remit to declare when to reopen the states. He went on to describe the closure of each state was left to the individual state to take as well as taking decisions for purchasing supplies. He cited it as a model that was adopted for the emergency. He did not understand how the states were responsible for closing and that the President would be responsible for deciding when the states should open.
‘I just want clarity. It is an interesting construct that it wasn’t the fed responsibility to close the economy but it is to open the economy,’ Cuomo said. He went on to explain that he does not believe the crisis will be completely over pending the discovery of a vaccine which may take over a year.