Rep. Issa: Distrust of Obama, Fed’s Lack of Leadership Led to State Quarantines

State governors are enacting quarantines on healthcare professionals returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa because the American public does not trust the Obama administration to handle the growing crisis, California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said Sunday.

“Governors of both parties are reacting to an absence of leadership,” Issa, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told CNN”State of the Union” host Candy Crowley.

Over the weekend, the states of New York, New Jersey, and Illinois have all imposed mandatory quarantines on people returning from West Africa, particularly healthcare workers, after Doctors Without Borders physician Dr. Craig Spencer was diagnosed with the deadly disease seven days after returning to New York City.The alarm bells rang after the doctor admitted going to several places in the city after his return, including going bowling the night before he was diagnosed with Ebola. He remains in New York City’s Bellevue Hospital.However, Issa said he is not sure that the mandatory quarantines, which require those who treated Ebola to be quarantined for 21 days until they can be cleared of infection, will be effective.