On CNN's State of the Union, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas says low vaccination rates in his state are the reason covid cases are skyrocketing there.
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon tells CNN's Jake Tapper that the fires in her state show that climate change is real and is "like a hammer hitting us in the head."
On CNN's State of the Union, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania joins Jake Tapper to discuss the ongoing infrastructure negotiations in Congress.
Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he doesn't plan to impose a mask mandate nor a vaccine mandate in Arkansas at this time, despite the state's rising Covid-19 cases that health experts have compared to a "raging forest fire."
CNN's Jake Tapper presses Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) on why he thinks there are so few Republicans who seem to want to get to the bottom of what happened at the January 6 Capitol riot.
Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about the possibility of future NIH collaboration with labs in China - like the Wuhan labs - after officials overseeing an intelligence review into the origins of the coronavirus now believe the lab leak theory is at least a credible explanation for Covid-19's origins.
CNN's Pamela Brown analyzes the Joe Biden White House's pledge of transparency against the current coronavirus response, and how they are clashing.