The Real Truth is Out that the Trump impeachment trial distracted government’s coronavirus response
Written by Peter Boykin on April 2, 2020
Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., claimed that the Democrat-led impeachment of President Trump distracted the federal government from handling the coronavirus outbreak during the nascent days of the pandemic.
“It came up while we were tied down on the impeachment trial,” “And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment.”
A former McConnell aide, John Ashbrook, also pointed out on Twitter that the first reported case of COVID-19 in the U.S. occurred on the same day that House Democrats brought articles of impeachment to the Senate
Though in true leftist form Pelosi accused Trump and McConnell of using impeachment as “an excuse” for why the administration was slow to respond to the threat the contagion posed to the United States.
“I think that’s an admission that perhaps the President and the majority leader cannot handle the job,”
“We have a life and death situation in our country and they should not try to hide behind an excuse for why they did not take action, but it does admit that they did not take action.”
“Right now, we have to work together to get the job done.”
Asked about the impeachment trial in regards to the country’s handling of the coronavirus, Trump said that impeachment “probably did” distract him from confronting the crisis sooner.
“I think I handled it very well, but I guess it probably did (distract me),”
“I mean, I got impeached. I think, you know, I certainly devoted a little time to thinking about it.”
“Did it divert my attention? I think I’m getting A+’s for the way I handled myself during a phony impeachment… But certainly, I guess, I thought of it and I think I probably acted — I don’t think I would have done any better had I not been impeached, OK?”ents and extended federal social guidelines for at least another 30 days.
“I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead,”