Fox’s Ed Henry questions why Howard University is receiving federal coronavirus funding
Howard is a federally chartered university, and its hospital serves a city of over 600,000 people
On March 26, Fox News anchor Ed Henry asked Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) how congressional Democrats could suggest it was a pro-worker approach to delay a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package in order to secure, among other things, $13 million in funding for Howard University. Henry and his guest both failed to mention that Howard University Hospital is a coronavirus treatment center, an important research hospital, and a significant part of the capital’s health care infrastructure.
The previous afternoon, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and other right-wing personalities tweeted similar criticism of Howard receiving emergency funding, and people were quick to point out several obvious reasons why the university might get funding from the coronavirus relief bill.