Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb Wednesday pushed back against comments made recently by Attorney General Todd Rokita.
In an interview with WSBT-TV, Rokita said he didn’t believe the state’s numbers when it came to COVID, saying the numbers have been politicized.
The Governor said he was stunned and somewhat blindsided by Rokita’s remarks.
And if the Attorney General believes fraudulent behavior is taking place then he should take that evidence to the Inspector General.
Rokita responded on social media with the following statement, “A lack of global standardization of the data and non-uniform use of criteria is an industry-wide management issue, not an Inspector General Issue. This isn’t about fraud at this point, it’s about inaccurate numbers and political agendas causing doubt.”
You can hear the Governor as well as Drs. Kristy Box and Martha Weaver of the Indiana Department of Public Health.
Each Leon-Tailored Audio segment is about 33 minutes long.
Holcomb’s comments regarding Rokita are in Part 2, at 7 minutes and 15 minutes.
The Governor also announced Wednesday he had signed an extension for the state’s public health emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The extension will last until January 31. As of Wednesday, Dr. Box says 3.5 million Hoosiers are fully vaccinated, while more than 1.3 million have now received the COVID-19 booster.