GOP senator begs Trump to not pull federal funding for coronavirus tests

Texas senator urges Trump not to stop funding testing in his state — as cases explode following reopening

By Matthew Chapman
Published June 25, 2020 1:35AM (EDT)
Donald Trump; John Cornyn (AP/Getty/Salon)
Donald Trump; John Cornyn (AP/Getty/Salon)

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On Wednesday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) implored President Donald Trump to reconsider his administration's move to pull federal funding from coronavirus tests in Texas.

Cornyn's plea comes as COVID-19 cases surge in Texas, with the city of Houston on track to run out of ICU beds by tomorrow.

Last month, Cornyn was supportive of Gov. Greg Abbott's move to lift economic restrictions, saying that "We can't stay hunkered down in our homes forever … I think by doing this gradually with the proper safeguards is the right thing to do."

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