From the staff of The #SitRoom w/ @WolfBlitzer. Tune in from 5-7pm ET weekdays on @CNN.
"In the two months since the election, outgoing President Donald Trump basically abdicated his responsibilities as the pandemic raged out of control. He spent his time golfing and tweeting," says Sen. Chris Coons. "He should have been preparing and finalizing a vaccination plan."
Democratic Rep. James Clyburn urges President-elect Joe Biden to use executive powers to overcome GOP resistance.
"We're going to run out of vaccine before the week is out." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tells CNN's @wolfblitzer that his administration is planning to give out "hundreds of thousands of doses" of the coronavirus vaccine this week.
Rep. Schiff on Pres. Trump’s second impeachment trial timetable: House Speaker Pelosi "will make the decision based on what’s in the best interest of justice… and that we can deter any future president from the idea that they can try to prevent the peaceful transfer of power."
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says there is “a huge supply [and] demand imbalance” for vaccinations. “This will take a lot longer… than we expected in early December. I think the Biden team has found that the cupboard is a lot barer than anyone thought.”
"There's so many people desperately looking for the vaccine," says Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms about the coronavirus vaccine distribution. "In some of the smaller communities, I've seen reports of complaints that certain health systems didn't get vaccines," she added.
BREAKING: What first appeared to be a gesture indicating North Korea might be willing to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, appears to have been little more than a propaganda effort for the world's cameras, reports