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Several House Republicans left a closed-door coronavirus briefing on Friday after Rep. Rosa DeLauro spoke critically of the Trump administration’s efforts to protect the American public from the global epidemic. According to a transcript, DeLauro, D-3rd, said she supported the administration’s declaration of a public health emergency that allows states like Connecticut more flexibility in spending federal public health money. “That said, I have grave concerns about the lack of transparency and unwillingness to allow public health experts to speak freely about what is happening,” DeLauro said. There are reports that Vice President Mike Pence, appointed by President Donald Trump…

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