Rep. Bass says LA opened 'a little too quickly'

Rep. Bass says LA opened 'a little too quickly'
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Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassHuffPost reporter: Biden's VP shortlist doesn't suggest progressive economic policies Biden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column MORE, a California Democrat representing the Los Angeles area, said Sunday she thinks local officials reopened Los Angeles County too quickly. 

Bass said that LA County officials are weighing the need to reimplement a stay-at-home order, amid spiking cases in the area. 

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“In hindsight, I think we opened a little too quickly,” Bass said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

She added that she has confidence local officials will “follow the science” to determine whether or not to lift or reimpose restrictions. 

Pressed on what she would do if in the position to make the call, Bass said she would go back to a stay-at-home order. 

“I would be very, very conservative about how we open up,” she said. 

On Saturday, Los Angeles Public Health reported 3,628 new cases and 53 new deaths, bringing the total to 172,325 cases and 4,351 deaths. 

California is among states experiencing an increase in coronavirus cases. There is a statewide mask order in place, and earlier this month California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomLos Angeles police officers attended party at bar against state order: report California's reported decline in infection rate may not be accurate, official says California: Dual threats of wildfire and COVID-19 underscore need for prevention MORE shut down several indoor activities and all bar operations across the state in response to spiking cases.