Rep. Andy Kim said Tuesday he wishes the White House would tackle the public health challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic with the same “energy” Trump administration officials have exhibited in moving to reopen the national economy.

“I think, for me, what frustrates me is I share that sentiment of wanting to reopen, to get Americans back to work as soon as possible,” the New Jersey Democrat told POLITICO chief economic correspondent Ben White in a virtual interview.

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“And I wish that that energy that the administration is pushing towards that is the same energy that they would bring towards testing and widespread contact tracing and other tools,” Kim continued.

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