Democrats boast of resisting Trump plans for opening up

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Democratic lawmakers are sticking by their state governors in saying coronavirus-related openings should happen slowly, providing a new cudgel with which to hit President Trump less than six months out from Election Day.

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, defended remarks made by Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker, who said, “Until we have a vaccine or an effective treatment or enough widespread immunity that new cases fail to materialize, the option of returning to normalcy doesn’t exist.”

Durbin told the Washington Examiner, “He’s looking for some guidelines, indicators from the statistics in terms of infections and hospital capacity. Sounds to me like the same thing the president announced two weeks ago.”

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