SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 19, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Gov. Gary Herbert joined other U.S. governors Thursday in a conference call with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Utah’s chief executive joined the call with nine other governors as they discussed coordination of COVID-19 containment efforts if and when Biden is sworn into office.
Herbert released the following statement shortly after call:
“Today, I joined President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and a bipartisan group of governors represented on the executive committee of the National Governors Association for a video conference call.
“We had a good discussion about how states and the federal government can work together in the nationwide fight against COVID-19.
“I wished the president-elect every success and am grateful for his efforts to engage the nation’s governors in these important discussions.”
Prior to Thursday’s call Herbert reflected positively on his past relationship with Biden when he was VP under Barack Obama.
“I had the great privilege of working with the last administration, the Trump administration, and my good friend, Mike Pence,” Herbert said, “but before that I worked with the Obama administration and Vice-president Joe Biden.
“He’s very aware of Utah. He’s told me on numerous occasions with admiration the great success we’ve had herein Utah economically and socially He knows Utah is a great example for the rest of the country,” Herbert continued.