Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Maryland) credited his South Korean wife Yumi Hogan — and not the federal government — with the statewide acquisition of over a half-million coronavirus test kits. Hogan announced the $9 million purchase from South Korean suppliers at a news conference in Annapolis Monday.

Yumi, Maryland’s first lady, is a Korean native who emigrated to the U.S. in 1994.

During the conference, Larry shared that Yumi had used her native language to help secure the shipment and negotiate a deal. He noted that Yumi had been on the phone in the middle of countless nights to finalize the deal.

He dubbed the covert 22-day mission, “Operation Enduring Friendship.”

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!

A week of political news in your in-box.
We find the news you need to know, so you don't have to.

“She [Yumi] truly is a champion of Operation Enduring Friendship,” Larry said.


Read more about:

Get the free uPolitics mobile app for the latest political news and videos

iPhone Android

Leave a comment