This week, House leadership spent its time putting together committees to point blame at the Trump administration for failures during the coronavirus pandemic.
On the surface, they look like nothing more than window dressing for an impeachment-like attack against Trump, and the President is NOT happy about it.
Not a Word
Can anyone tell me what Rep. Schiff (D-CA) and House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) said about the coronavirus before February 25?
Let me save you some time… NOTHING!
In fact, if you are looking for statements from any member of Congress on either side of the aisle before that date you will be hard-pressed to find anything from anyone other than Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR).
Cotton was one of the few to be worried about this and we can trace his concerns back to January 22, which is when he sent a letter to Trump about it.
I have looked through the timelines of about a dozen high-profile Democrats and Republicans and I could not find a single mention of the coronavirus until that magical date.
Now, keep in mind, Trump had already mentioned the coronavirus during his State of the Union and travel had been shut down from China at this point, but nobody was saying a word.
Why was February 25 the hot date? Well, that is when Trump hit up Congress for $2.5 billion and Democrats suddenly became interested, blasting Trump for not asking for enough.
So, if Dems thought the problem to be so urgent, why was legislation not already in the words and why was Senator Cotton the only one on either side of the aisle expressing any real concern to this point?
Even though Democrats have brought nothing to the table throughout this process and even delayed the stimulus package, now they want to investigate.
Pelosi has launched an oversight committee, even though oversight was already accounted for in the Phase 3 legislation and Schiff is launching a “what did we do wrong” commission.
When the announcements were made, Trump and several members of the GOP went off.
Trump stated, “We have seen Americans unite with incredible selflessness and compassion.
“I want to remind everyone here in our nation’s capital, especially in Congress, that this is not the time for politics, endless partisan investigations.
“Here we go again. They’ve already done extraordinary damage to our country in recent years.”
TRUMP: “In recent weeks.. we've seen Americans unite with incredible selflessness and compassion. I want to remind everyone here in our nation's capital.. that this is not the time for politics, endless partisan investigations.. Here we go again.”pic.twitter.com/FbMV7vOt3E
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 2, 2020
Trump further stated, “It’s witch hunt after witch hunt after witch hunt.
“And in the end, it’s people doing the witch hunt who are losing — and they’ve been losing by a lot. And it’s not any time for witch hunts.”
He was not alone.
Rep. McCarthy (R-CA) stated, “That’s why in the CARES act we implemented three new oversight entities within there that [Pelosi] has an appointment to, but we already have the Oversight Committee only to focus on this, and we also have…every single committee has an oversight subcommittee.
“It seems to me that this is just politics as usual instead of focusing on the crisis we need to be today, focusing on the American public and getting the resources to them.”
His sentiment was pretty typical of what most Republicans were saying.
Dems have literally done nothing, and now they are creating a hit squad to garner more headlines during a national crisis.
I have said this a million times… they simply do not care about the American people and every move they make is about power, and nothing more.
Source: Fox News
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