Kristin Urquiza poses with {a photograph} of her father who died of Covid-19. Democratic Nationwide Committee

Kristin Urquiza gained nationwide consideration last month after she wrote an obituary decrying politicians for a “lack of administration” following her father’s demise due to Covid-19.  

Tonight, she shared the story of her father, Mark Urquiza, all through a speech delivered sooner than the Democratic Nationwide Convention. She moreover despatched a poignant message to President Donald Trump.

“He had faith in Donald Trump. He voted for him, listened to him, believed him and his mouthpieces after they talked about that coronavirus was beneath administration and going to fade; that it was okay to complete social distancing tips sooner than it was safe; and that within the occasion you had no underlying nicely being circumstances, you’d most definitely be improbable,” she talked about.

Urquiza outlined that in late Might, after the stay-at-home order was lifted in Arizona, her father went to a karaoke bar collectively together with his buddies, and a few weeks later, was positioned on a ventilator. And after “5 agonizing days,” Urquiza talked about her father died alone throughout the ICU with “a nurse holding his hand.”

“My dad was a healthful 65-year-old. His solely preexisting state of affairs was trusting Donald Trump, and for that, he paid collectively together with his life,” she continued.

Urquiza slammed President Trump’s coronavirus response.

“The coronavirus has made it clear that there are two Americas: the America that Donald Trump lives in and the America that my father died in. Adequate is adequate. Donald Trump won’t have triggered the coronavirus, nevertheless his dishonesty and his irresponsible actions made it rather a lot worse,” Urquiza talked about.

“We’d like a pacesetter who has a nationwide, coordinated, data-driven response to stop this pandemic from claiming additional lives and to securely reopen the nation. We’d like a pacesetter who will step in on Day One and do his job, to care,” she continued.

“Certainly one of many remaining points that my father talked about to me was that he felt betrayed by the likes of Donald Trump. And so, as soon as I solid my vote for Joe Biden, I’ll do it for my dad,” Urquiza talked about.

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