Can this guy go any lower?
(Do we want to know the answer to that?)
In a tone-deaf interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Adam Schiff appeared to blame Republican Senators who acquitted Trump for 50,000 American deaths.
That’s right: COVID-19 wouldn’t be an issue if Trump had been impeached… at least, according to Schiff’s universe.
This brazenly political moment comes at a time when Americans are yearning for leaders to work together protect American lives and livelihoods.
Yet… Congress has dragged its feet in passing the multiple coronavirus stimulus packages.
Nancy Pelosi has authorized the invegistigation of the Trump administration’s response to COVID-19, even as the crisis unfolds!
And now, Adam Schiff appears to be inciting MSNBC viewers to blame President Trump and Republican Senators for the Wuhan virus’s death toll.
Watch Schiff’s blatent disregard for the facts below:
Just remember... even as the Democrats were busy attempting to impeach and remove President Trump, he closed the borders to China before he was acquitted.
Trump was focused on protecting Americans when Democrats were focused on impeaching President Trump.
He was mocked for his decision to limit travel to and from a China, a decision that scientists have quietly admitted has saved untold thousands of lives.
Breitbart confirms Schiff's outrageous comments:
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed Friday evening that 50,000 Americans died because the Senate failed to remove President Donald Trump from office during the impeachment trial in February.
Schiff’s argument runs counter to those who have argued that the impeachment trial was a pointless distraction that prevented Congress from acting to help stop the pandemic. A timeline of events reveals that President Trump took the first actions against the pandemic despite the trial, including forming the coronavirus task force, and banning travel with China.
Schiff told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes:
"There is one thing that, really, I have to say haunts me from the trial and it was before that snippet you showed where we knew we had to answer the question to the senators, okay, essentially, house managers, you’ve proved him guilty [sic] , does he really need to be removed after all? we have an election in nine months. how much damage could he really do? and we posed that question to the Senate and we answered it by saying that he could do an awful lot of damage but frankly, chris, I don’t think we had any idea how much damage he would go on to do in the months ahead. There are 50,000 Americans now who are dead, in significant part because of his incompetence, because of his inability to think beyond himself and put the country first. I don’t think we would have ever anticipated that his brand of narcissism and his brand of incompetence would be so fatal to the American people."
Schiff's partner in impeachment, Nancy Pelosi, was encouraging her constituents to shop and eat at restaurants like normal as late as February 24.
The reality is that President Trump has been ahead of Democrats every step of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To attempt to say otherwise is gaslighting at its finest.
Schiff's comments appear to be an attempt to score cheap political points.
A new report reveals that Schiff is attempting to form yet another commission to investigate President Trump even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold.
The Hill confirms:
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Friday introduced legislation that would establish a commission to review the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Schiff said that it would be similar to the commission enacted after 9/11 that examined the circumstances leading up to the 2001 terrorist attacks and how government agencies handled the aftermath.
“After Pearl Harbor, September 11, and other momentous events in American history, independent, bipartisan commissions have been established to provide a complete accounting of what happened, what we did right and wrong, and what we can do to better protect the country in the future,” Schiff said in a statement.
“It is clear that a comprehensive and authoritative review will be required, not as a political exercise to cast blame, but to learn from our mistakes to prevent history from tragically repeating itself," Schiff added.
Under the bill introduced by Schiff, who led the House impeachment process against President Trump, the commission would be comprised of 10 members with equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats. Current government officials would not be eligible to serve on the commission.
Members would be appointed by the president and congressional leaders of both parties in the House and Senate.
The commission would be ordered to "make a full and complete assessment and accounting of the preparedness of the federal government, state governments, local governments, and the private sector for the outbreak and spread of COVID–19 in the United States."
The commission would have subpoena power, hold public hearings and make recommendations to Congress and the executive branch for how the U.S. can be better prepared in the future for pandemics.
Instead of undermining current pandemic relief efforts, Democrats should focus on helping the administration, not handicapping it.
An after-action review would make more sense rather than attempting to investigation the administration as the action is happening.
There's a reason why Congress has a lower approval rating than President Trump... and this is it.