By Brianna Lyman
Reporters burst into screams after Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a coronavirus task force briefing Thursday without taking any questions.
Leading the first coronavirus task force briefing since July, Pence thanked reporters and walked off stage after an almost 90-minute briefing. Reporters immediately began shouting questions as Pence left the room, according to videos posted to Twitter.
“Why is the federal government not taking questions?” one reporter can be heard saying in the video.
Another reporter in the front row of the briefing stood up and appeared to throw his hands up in the air while someone said “what is going on?”
As the gaggle of reporters continued to question Pence’s walkout, one reporter could be heard asking, “how can you not take questions?”
As the video ended, someone brought up the election, screaming “you’re all undermining the democratic election!”
During the briefing, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Pfizer will file for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its coronavirus vaccine Friday.