Laura Ingraham criticizes DC mayor for extending city's lockdown

Laura Ingraham criticizes DC mayor for extending city's lockdown
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Fox News host Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamOfficer who suffered heart attack on Jan. 6 knocks 'dangerous' Trump comments Sellers responds to Ingraham's 'accent' remark GOP, Democrats grapple with post-Chauvin trial world MORE bashed Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's (D) decision on Wednesday to extend the District's stay-at-home order until June 8.

"Horrific leadership in DC at the local level," Ingraham tweeted. "And they want statehood? These decisions are NOT data-driven. It's all politics."


Despite Ingraham's claims that Bowser's decision to extend D.C.'s lockdown was not backed by data, the mayor released a 15-page update about the coronavirus outbreak in the city, citing multiple slides of data provided by The DC Department of Health.

Bowser said Wednesday that the city is waiting for a 14-day consecutive decline in virus case reports before starting the reopening phase, adding that the record so far is a four-day decline.

The data keeps records of the city's daily coronavirus case reports since April 29, with Bowser saying during a press briefing that "We're not there yet and not quite ready to begin that phased new opening."

The data also provides insights into the health care system's hospital capacity, reporting the current occupancy is at 76 percent but has been at less than 80 percent occupancy for the past 15 days.

The District's stay-at-home order was previously slated to expire May 15.