Collins, speaking to reporters in Maine, said the president should “step back” from the administration’s public coronavirus messaging, which she characterized as “inconsistent” so far.

“I would like the president to step back and appoint one of our public health officials to be the spokesman as we go through dealing with this novel virus,” Collins told reporters, according to the Portland Press Herald.

She added that “it is very important that health professionals be out front and that there be a consistent message.”