HARLINGEN, Texas – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn made his first trip to the Rio Grande Valley since the coronavirus pandemic struck.

He came on a fact-finding mission, to learn how the Valley, one of the nation’s hotspots for the virus, was coping with the healthcare challenge.

Cornyn hosted a roundtable discussion in Harlingen that included three of the Valley’s four county judges, as well as hospital and UT-Rio Grande Valley leaders. Following the roundtable discussion, Cornyn took questions from news reporters.

“I don’t agree with those people that said there is a playbook that was available to any one of us, either at the federal, the state or the local level on how to deal with this (pandemic),” Cornyn said. “But, we have, because we really didn’t have any choice.”

This podcasts includes the roundtable discussion and the Q&A with reporters.

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