Well, we knew it was only a matter of time before Democrats started looking for ways to blame this all on a delayed response by the Trump administration.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are taking the first steps to do that by putting together a commission to find out “what went wrong” as well as an oversight committee to monitor the coronavirus response.
Schiff has announced that he wants to put together a “bipartisan” commission to study “our mistakes” during the response to the coronavirus outbreak
After Pearl Harbor and 9/11, we looked at what went wrong to learn from our mistakes.
Once we've recovered, we need a nonpartisan commission to review our response and how we can better prepare for the next pandemic.
I’m working on a bill to do that.https://t.co/uqO3BwVldN
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 1, 2020
Make no mistake about it, as long as Democrats are running these commissions, it will be a hit job against Donald Trump.
You also better believe that while Congress takes forever on most matters, that will not be the case here.
Democrats will do everything they can to have a commission installed and a report given before the first ballot is cast in the 2020 election.
When this all comes about, remember it, as normal investigations often take years for Congress to conduct, but this one will probably be done in months, if not weeks, to ensure they can weaponize it for the 2020 presidential election.
It will be really interesting to see if that commission ultimately finds that Democrats failed to do anything about the coronavirus until late February and by then, the Trump administration had already shut down travel, was working on testing, and had asked Congress for money to deal with the pandemic.
While Schiff is focusing on the aftermath, Pelosi is hoping to catch Trump doing something right now that she does not agree with.
It is rather ironic that the person that wanted to load up stimulus legislation with unnecessary spending now wants to ensure every penny is properly accounted for from the Phase 3 legislation.
On her new commission, she stated, “With over $2 trillion in emergency relief, we need to ensure those dollars are spent carefully and effectively.
She added, “The committee will be empowered to examine all aspects of the federal response to coronavirus, and to assure that the taxpayers’ dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent to save lives, deliver relief and benefit our economy.”
Republicans have already pushed back on this, with Rep. McCarthy (R-CA) expressing concern that Rep. Clyburn (D-S.C.) is in charge of the commission.
This is the man that called the coronavirus an opportunity for Democrats to “restructure” things to fit the vision of the Democrat party.
McCarthy further stated, “The other concern that I have from this standpoint is inside the bill that we passed, we did put in oversight and it seems really redundant.”
Needless to say, I am less than optimistic that Democrats will conduct themselves properly in either of these investigations.
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