Jeffries made the comments during a press call with several colleagues through Zoom video conferencing. The call was focused on emerging concerns facing Asian Americans in the wake of racist attacks linked to coronavirus.

Perry suggests all the remote work efforts are part of an extreme adjustment to the world of legislating, and that’s made phone lines new life lines to their work.

“Where in the past, we would have a full day of meetings in the office, every 15 to 20 minutes there is another meeting,” he said. “Of course now, you don’t have that personal connection. It’s happening on the phone.”

Since Perry and his team have already hosted several calls since the coronavirus outbreak began, he wanted to try something different by hosting a therapist recently.