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Gallego says Democrats should take a 'victory lap' for COVID-19 response

Published: Monday, January 24, 2022 - 4:27pm
Updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 8:50am
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Ruben Gallego in KJZZ's studio in 2018.

President Joe Biden’s approval rating may be suffering, but Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego says there’s plenty the administration, and the Democratic Party, can be proud of.

Both have been criticized for a variety of COVID-19-related issues, like Americans’ struggles to access coronavirus test kits. And according to Gallup, the president’s approval ratings are down by an average of 15 points from a year ago.

Gallego told MSNBC’s Medhi Hasan that Democrats must focus on the positive.

“We’ve done great things. We have saved this economy. We’ve gotten shots in people’s arms. We’ve got families going back to work and kids back in school,” he said. “And the Democrats are responsible for that, and we should brag about that.”