Thursday on The Chad Hasty Show, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined the program to talk about the latest news on the coronavirus front.
Cruz and Hasty discussed the origin of the virus and the responsibility of the Chinese government for allowing the pandemic to get out of hand, as well as the U.S. government response, the rapid rise of unemployment claims, and the government’s stimulus efforts to mitigate damage to the economy.
Hasty asked Cruz about his reaction to recent jobless claims in the United States of 6.6 million this week, coming to a total of 10 million in the last two weeks. Cruz replied,
The economic damages we’re seeing right now are catastrophic, and we’re facing two crises simultaneously. We’ve got a public health crisis that is the coronavirus pandemic, and that is serious, and we are working hard and we will will defeat this crisis. But we’ve got simultaneously an economic crisis that is caused by the public health steps that government is taking to try to defeat the public health crisis. And you’re looking at millions and millions of Americans out of work. We have never seen anything like it.