Oct 17 2014
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s selection of Ron Klain to coordinate the U.S. government’s Ebola response, while also reiterating his call for a visa ban on travelers from affected countries:
“As I expressed on Wednesday, it’s important that the U.S. have someone officially in charge of coordinating the federal government’s response to the Ebola outbreak, both overseas and here at home. This is a complex challenge that must be addressed by a wide range of government agencies, and we need someone to make sure all the different pieces are working in concert to protect Americans and stop this outbreak.
“Already, concerns have been raised about the President’s choice. I hope Mr. Klain will come forward quickly with a set of concrete actions to reassure Americans that this administration is taking this situation seriously, including but not limited to common sense travel restrictions on individuals from the affected countries in West Africa.”