In an interview with Chris Ryan, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu discusses where we are in dealing with COVID-19 and the recent mask guidelines by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); assesses the ability of our hospitals to deal with a surge in COVID cases due to the delta variant; weighs in on the Senate approving a bi-partisan $550 billion infrastructure bill; and gives a very frank assessment of how well Maggie Hassan and the rest of the New Hampshire delegation have represented the people of the Granite State.
Governor Sununu was very critical of the most recent mask guidelines of the CDC, “It’s a hot mess of messaging. They’re all over the place, and they’ve lost credibility—not just here in New Hampshire but all over the country.”
The Governor went on to disapprove of this approach by the CDC, “Ninety percent of our messaging has to be about the vaccine as opposed to masks, mandates, and restrictions.”
The number of COVID cases in New Hampshire have risen from about 25 to 100, but the number of hospitalizations and deaths from the disease are very low. The Governor is very confident that the hospital and health care system can manage a surge in cases.
Governor Sununu is cautiously optimistic about the Senate moving forward on a $550 billion infrastructure bill. The fact that the bill has bi-partisan support and will provide jobs and build needed local and state projects are positive aspects for the Governor, but he is concerned about paying for it.
On a recent interview with WGIR, Senator Hassan was very reluctant to assess the job performance of Governor Sununu, who might be her opponent in 2022.
On the other hand, Governor Sununu was quick to berate the entire New Hampshire congressional delegation.
“I don’t think that any of our four congressional delegation have put New Hampshire first.”
In particular, the Governor pointed to a recent infrastructure bill where New Hampshire wasshortchanged $250 million and none of our Senators or Representatives complained.
Governor Sununu went on to state that he couldn’t think that the New Hampshire Congressional delegation have any accomplishments worth noting in the last five years.