As President Donald Trump’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to be criticized for America’s failure to widely test for the virus, one southern Republican suggested divine intervention might be necessary.
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) thought prayer was a great response to a public health crisis.
“We need the aid of the Almighty in combating this outbreak!” Hice argued.
“Thank you, [President Trump], for recognizing our dependence upon Him and for calling on people to pray!” he added.
While Hice is not a medical professional, he is a member of the Veterinary Medicine Caucus. Prior to joining Congress, Hice was a pastor and talk radio show personality.
.@realDonaldTrump, the unquestioned leader of the free world, has called on Sunday, March 15, to be a Day of Prayer!
We need the aid of the Almighty in combating this outbreak!
— Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) March 13, 2020