Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighed-in Wednesday on the global Coronavirus pandemic; saying Congressional Democrats’ non-stop impeachment obsession “distracted” the government from the growing threat.
“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment,” said the Senator.
“I have to tell you that in mid-January and late-January, unfortunately, Washington, especially the Congress, was consumed with another matter — you may recall the partisan impeachment of the president,” added Sen. Tom Cotton.
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Congressman Jerrold Nadler slammed President Trump’s travel restrictions on China just weeks ago; calling his move to slow the spread of the disease “irrational” just days before the crisis spread across the country.
“Do you think that it is appropriate for the CoVID-19 response?” one member asked of the lawmaker.
“No, I don’t. Because it’s irrational and it doesn’t help public health,” said Nadler.
“This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysterical xenophobia,” added former Vice President Joe Biden.
“There’s a lot of restaurants that are feeling the pain of racism, where people aren’t patroning (sic) Chinese restaurants,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.