PHOENIX (KVOA) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took to Twitter Friday morning to criticize Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's COVID-19 response.
Biden's comments come after Ducey met with President Donald Trump in Washington earlier this week.
"Gov. Ducey is rushing reopening without adequate testing and contact tracing. He’s withholding support for increased testing and making local leaders plead for it," Biden added to his Twitter thread. "He’s refusing to implement a mask mandate and turning his back on older Americans and those at greater risk."
"'Come on man! Get out of your basement, Joe, and get the facts on Arizona," responded Ducey.
"The last thing we need is another politician rooting for the virus because it helps them politically. We've got enough of that. AZ has more work to do, but are on the right track thanks to the actions and responsibility of our people. Let's keep doing what we're doing," Ducey added.
As of Friday morning, Arizona logged 1,406 new coronavirus cases and 79 more known deaths. That brings the state’s documented totals to 185,053 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,081 known deaths.