VP Pence commends Texas governor's leadership during coronavirus crisis

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday delivered remarks at First Baptist Church in Dallas. During his speech, he addressed the coronavirus within the state and commended Gov. Greg Abbott’s efforts.

Video Transcript

[APPLAUSE]

MIKE PENCE: As we work now to safely reopen this state and this nation to put Americans back to work, and to worship, let me take this opportunity to commend Governor Greg Abbott for his courageous and compassionate leadership for the people of Texas during this challenging time.

[APPLAUSE]

Thank you, Governor Abbott.

Working with your governor, we will put the health of the people of the Lone Star State first. And every single day, we'll continue to reclaim our freedom and our way of life, as each day we are one day closer to the day we put this pandemic in the past. And when we do, with this governor and this president, we'll bring Texas and America back, bigger and better than ever before.

[CHEERING]

More From

  • 'Crushing experience' awaits Ghislaine Maxwell at jail

    Ghislaine Maxwell was detained on Monday in a troubled jail in Brooklyn, New York where she will undergo humiliating searches and be denied almost all possessions, a huge difference than the luxury estate where she was arrested as an accused accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein.

  • 4 New Yorkers remember loved ones lost to COVID-19

    Once the pandemic’s epicenter, New York City has finally found a way to flatten the curve, and yet it still leads the country in COVID-19 cases and deaths. As of Tuesday afternoon, New York City has more than 222,100 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 22,600 deaths, while the country has almost 3 million cases and more than 130,000 deaths. Beyond each number is a name that belongs to a person who means so much to a community and family. Yahoo News honors the lives of those lost during this pandemic and remembers the sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, friends and family of those all around us. These are their stories.

  • Trump says his administration will pressure states to reopen schools in the fall

    At a roundtable event on reopening schools after they closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump said his administration will put pressure on governors and others to open them in the fall.

  • Rocco Deserto lost his mother, Gaetana Deserto, to COVID-19

    Rocco Deserto used to spend at least three days a week at his mom’s house to keep her company. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native lost his dad in 2019 to pulmonary fibrosis and he became a self-proclaimed “momma’s boy.” When the coronavirus pandemic picked up steam in mid-March and someone at his mom’s job had symptoms, Deserto begged her to stay home. But she refused. About three weeks after Gaetana Deserto told him a co-worker came to work with COVID-19 symptoms, she succumbed to the virus.