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Gov. Ducey criticizes President Biden's top-down federal approach to the pandemic

Gov. Ducey recently attended the winter meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House.

Following the gathering that ended Monday, he took to Fox News on Tuesday and criticized President Biden's top-down federal strategy of handling the pandemic without listening to states.

“Every Republican state has handled this differently. They have protected lives, livelihoods, and individual liberties and it’s working,” said Ducey.

But CDC data shows Arizona has the second most deaths per capita from COVID-19 in the U.S., behind only Mississippi.

Ducey, who  sued the Biden administration last week over how pandemic relief funds are spent, also criticized the White House for not offering any new solutions on border security.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story has been updated to clarify that Arizona has the second most deaths per capita from COVID-19 in the U.S

Tom Maxedon was the host of KJZZ’s Weekend Edition from 2017 to 2024.