“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,” said Adam Schiff to no one in particular.
Congress is out and Pelosi won’t allow remote voting so all Adam can do is talk at the moment. Which he did on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell earlier and what he said is simply ridiculous.
O’Donnell asked Adam, “Mitch McConnell said that he believes that the impeachment trial in the Senate slowed down the federal government’s response to the pandemic. What’s your response to that?”
Schiff said, “Yeah, the president said something similar, which, you know, was an interesting acknowledgment that the administration screwed up this response.”
“The facts are quite clear that the president’s weeks long, maybe months-long delay in taking this seriously has had catastrophic consequences that we are only now beginning to see the scope of.”
Adam continued, “They should stop making excuses. The president found plenty of time even during the impeachment trial and the period after to play golf, go on vacation at Mar-a-Lago, to do campaign rallies.”
“He wasn’t distracted from doing the things he loves to do, but the bigger problem is after the trial was over, the president continued for weeks and weeks to say this is no problem.”
“He’s got it under control. He’s got it contained, and this isn’t going to have a big impact on the country. Of course, he was ignoring the advice of the health experts, the epidemiologists, the CDC, his own people with catastrophic consequences.”
We’re in the eye of the storm now, but we will get through this.
And when we do, we’ll need to review our Coronavirus response in a nonpartisan fashion to ensure we’re better prepared for the next pandemic.
I’m working on a bill to establish a 9/11-style commission to do so: pic.twitter.com/2CvokGyX8Y— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 2, 2020
Adam Schiff released the phone records of the President’s personal attorney, a journalist, and a sitting Member of Congress.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) April 1, 2020
Now he wants to create a commission to attack the Trump Administration’s #COVIDー19 response?
Give me a break. https://t.co/AD9hEjHqPe