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Issa: Ebola quarantines stem from lack of trust in federal government

House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Sunday that a lack of trust in the federal government is forcing governors to mandate quarantines for those returning from West Africans nations battling Ebola.

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"Governors of both parties are reacting to an absence of leadership," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."

So far, New York, New Jersey and Illinois have imposed mandatory quarantines on those traveling back from West African nations.

Issa said if it is true that people who have become infected with Ebola are not contagious until they are showing symptoms, "immediate isolation of people for 21 days is not the answer."

Issa said he supported continuous monitoring, but added that there was no trust in the federal government to ensure it is done correctly.

"We need to ask how we're going to make it easy, predictable and verifiable," he said. "Then we have a monitoring system that can prevent this individual action by the states."