As the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Maricopa County climbed to new highs late this week, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego appeared on MSNBC Friday morning for an interview with Chuck Todd and Katy Tur to discuss the situation in the state, which has moved to close bars, and rollback other reopening measures to combat the outbreak.
H/T: Zero Hedge
During the interview, Gallego claimed that the county's public health agency had just put in an order for refrigerated trucks because they were running out of space in the morgue.
"Maricopa County, which is our county public health agency, just announced that they're going to be getting refrigerated trucks because the Abrazo health care system has run out of morgue beds," Gallego said.
Phoenix Mayor Gallego says Maricopa Co. has requested refrigerated trucks because one health system in the region has run out of morgue beds. pic.twitter.com/uCeHfzjjLk— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 10, 2020
Abrazo has taken a proactive approach by ordering refrigerated storage in the event it may be needed during a surge of COVID patients. At this point it is not needed— jonathan roy (@JRFox10) July 10, 2020
The disinformation needs to stop!— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) July 10, 2020
Phoenix’s Democrat mayor is spreading lies on national TV about Arizona’s hospitals. Once was bad enough — twice in one week is a disturbing pattern.
Check your facts. Words matter. Reporters need to hold Kate Gallego accountable to the truth. https://t.co/PV9j9LDfj6 pic.twitter.com/T9c47EdF56
Quit fear mongering. https://t.co/R1qcwbW1WV— John Calman (@John_Calman) July 10, 2020
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego erroneously says morgues out of space on national TV https://t.co/Zdti9UQ3td— azcentral (@azcentral) July 11, 2020
The Mayor was given $300,000,000 of federal funding intended for COVID19 testing & related expenses. The Mayor chose to allocate less than 3.6% of this money towards testing efforts in Phoenix. Her poor leadership has caused the testing crisis in Phoenix. https://t.co/rjnq4oRqsX— Merissa Hamilton (@merissahamilton) July 7, 2020
As we saw yesterday with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, the radical left and the mainstream media will spare no effort to spout misinformed or misleading information about the COVID-19 situation in Arizona.— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) July 11, 2020