McConnell: Impeachment Distracted Government From Wuhan Virus

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https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/31...m-wuhan-virus/
April 1, 2020 ~~ By Tristan Justice
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky charged the Democrats’ recent impeachment coup that stretched into the beginning of February with distracting the administration from the Wuhan coronavirus threat as the outbreak worsened in China.
“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,” McConnell said Tuesday on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”
While China was implementing large-scale lockdowns across the country at the start of the new year to contain the virus, the White House was focused on fending off a partisan impeachment effort to keep President Donald Trump in office. As January rolled around, Congress was in the midst of bitter battle over whether the Senate trial would include new witnesses who had not testified in the House prior to Democrats rubber-stamping the articles in a rushed process.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi withheld the articles from moving forward unless Senate Republicans offered concessions on how the trial would be conducted. After four weeks of keeping the nation’s legislature at a standstill, Pelosi gave in on the issue where she had no leverage and released the articles for a trial to begin in the upper chamber, all while the Wuhan virus continued to spread across Asia.
Democrats have been quick to cast the Trump administration as radically unprepared to handle the current pandemic tanking the global economy and threatening to kill hundreds of thousands with it, including those who never even come in contact with the virus but who fall victim to suicide over circumstances presented through financial devastation and social isolation.
At the same time, Democrats sought to focus the nation on its grand impeachment efforts with a Senate trial that did nothing but further polarize an already divided nation and divert the administration’s attention away from real threats abroad. Had the White House been able to more closely monitor the ongoing crisis in China rather than fending off a sham impeachment, the federal government likely would have been more prepared to confront the virus with adequate testing made more readily available and a proper advance on replenishing the Strategic National Stockpile.
Instead, the United States was caught off-guard by the pandemic, with current medical supplies in storage found both expired and in short supply. According to ABC News, government officials say the national stockpile had not been restocked with fresh supplies since the H1N1 outbreak in 2009. Meanwhile, as Trump takes fire for failing to meet New York’s request for 30,000 ventilators from the federal government, less than 20,000 were available in the national stockpile. Of the 4,000 that were shipped up to New York this week, Business Insider reported that many were found to be damaged.
A closer examination of federal supplies in anticipation of the virus arriving on U.S. shores rather than a fixation on the Democrats’ latest impeachment attempt could have saved thousands of lives.
Instead, Democrats attacked the early effective measures that the Trump administration did take to stop the virus. In January, the White House implemented a travel ban on China that provoked condemnation from woke liberals as racist. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is now the likely Democratic nominee, condemned the move as “hysterical xenophobia.”
~~ Snip ~~
The Democrats’ three-year failed impeachment effort is one of the nation’s greatest national security blunders in American history by keeping the administration focused more on staying in office than keeping a close watch on global challenges. Now the United States is confronted with a pandemic of epic proportions that has already claimed more American lives than the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
This year’s impeachment proceedings in January and February might not have prevented the Wuhan virus from spreading across the U.S., but they no doubt distracted the White House from getting a head start on adequate preparations.

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The Progressive Marxist Socialist leftist hatred for President Trump and Conservatism is so great that they've put the entire country in danger. This should be a wake-up to every American to vote Republican in November. Thank you Senator McConnell for taking the time to expose Nancy Pelosi and the PMS/DSA Democratic Left.
When this virus was emerging internationally Democrats played the impeachment game while their leading presidential candidates all accused the president of racism for doing the smart thing and restricting travel, especially from China the source of the pandemic. When it became obvious this was becoming a full blown pandemic Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer deliberately delayed action in order to demand pet programs unrelated to the crisis filling the proposed crucial aide with their pet wish list. When the country demanded leadership President Trump answered the call and gave them what they wanted and needed and Democrats did all they could to derail and delay this action. Shame on the anti-liberal and anti-American progressive Socialist democratic Party.
Indeed, while President Trump began assembling the Wuhan Covid-19 task force and banning travel from China, that same day, January 20th, 2020 Nancy Pelosi was finally signing the impeachment papers and handing out pens at the signing.
Needless to say, the first CDC pandemic warning occurred in late February nearly a month after Trump stopped flights from China. In addition the fault with this entire warning system, action taken and poor response is on the CDC, is the same CDC that Obama decreased funding and squandered their resources and preparedness.
See: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...ever-restocked
"The national shortage of N95 respirator masks can be traced back to 2009 after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, when the Obama administration was advised to replenish a national stockpile but did not, according to reports from Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times.​
In 2009, the H1N1 outbreak hit the United States, leading to 274,304 hospitalizations, 12,469 deaths, and a depletion of N95 respirator masks.​
A federally backed task force and a safety equipment organization both recommended to the Obama administration that the stockpile be replenished of the 100 million masks used after the H1N1 outbreak, according to the Los Angeles Times.Charles Johnson, president of the International Safety Equipment Association, said that advice was never heeded.“Our association is unaware of any major effort to restore the stockpile to cover that draw down,” he said.​
 

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Gotta blame something, right Trumptard? Did the impeachment tell Trump to rant about it being a Dem hoax & ignore the intel briefings warning him of the virus threat more then once, troll? Trump has proven himself to be what everyone outside the cult knew all along. That in a crisis Trump would fail at leadership, lie, panic, blame everyone else & just totally fuck up the response just like he's been doing. It's fools like you who thought it would be cute to elect an ex reality tv hack as President. Nice experiment. How's that workin' out now that over 100,000 people will die because Trump needed his ego stroked instead of acting on this threat 2 fucking months ago.

Trump & his cult are to blame for this. Own it as others try to fix the catastrophe you have brought down on this Country.
 
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This is more reflective of the democrats and the MSM. Americans are all under enough stress with this lock-down, then add the MSM and PMS/DSA Democrat Leftists fear mongering and panic trying to gin-up more anger and fear. This may not end well for these people. When the lock-down first started, I expected riots in the inner cities by the end of the first week. The fact it has gone on this long without violence is probably only due to fear. Eventually, that fear is going to turn to anger against those fanning the flames.
There's no doubt that Nancy fiddled (with impeachment) while Wuhan virus burned. Trump imposed China travel restrictions in the middle of the impeachment scam, and blunted at least some of the spread - and was accused of being a China-phobic racist.
 

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What a load of bull crock and excuse mongering. Clinton was impeached but still managed to do his job. Are you finally admitting Trump is incompetent?

 

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This is more reflective of the democrats and the MSM. Americans are all under enough stress with this lock-down, then add the MSM and PMS/DSA Democrat Leftists fear mongering and panic trying to gin-up more anger and fear. This may not end well for these people. When the lock-down first started, I expected riots in the inner cities by the end of the first week. The fact it has gone on this long without violence is probably only due to fear. Eventually, that fear is going to turn to anger against those fanning the flames.
There's no doubt that Nancy fiddled (with impeachment) while Wuhan virus burned. Trump imposed China travel restrictions in the middle of the impeachment scam, and blunted at least some of the spread - and was accused of being a China-phobic racist.
Trump is the most vile, evil piece of garbage to ever hold public office in the history of this Country. How's that "Trump body count" stacking up? People are dying & Trump rants about Neilson ratings. And you support that? Wow.
 

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This is more reflective of the democrats and the MSM. Americans are all under enough stress with this lock-down, then add the MSM and PMS/DSA Democrat Leftists fear mongering and panic trying to gin-up more anger and fear. This may not end well for these people. When the lock-down first started, I expected riots in the inner cities by the end of the first week. The fact it has gone on this long without violence is probably only due to fear. Eventually, that fear is going to turn to anger against those fanning the flames.
There's no doubt that Nancy fiddled (with impeachment) while Wuhan virus burned. Trump imposed China travel restrictions in the middle of the impeachment scam, and blunted at least some of the spread - and was accused of being a China-phobic racist.
Trump was fiddling while the virus was spreading.

And unlike Cuomo, he takes no responsibility. EVER

None. Nor do his acolytes, busy passing on the blame.

It’s not Trump’s fault(never is)....we’ll blame Pelosi for our crappy and slow response.

While Trump last week said he does not "take responsibility at all" for a shortage in test kits for the virus in the US, Cuomo on Friday said he takes full responsibility for his actions.
 

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This is more reflective of the democrats and the MSM. Americans are all under enough stress with this lock-down, then add the MSM and PMS/DSA Democrat Leftists fear mongering and panic trying to gin-up more anger and fear. This may not end well for these people. When the lock-down first started, I expected riots in the inner cities by the end of the first week. The fact it has gone on this long without violence is probably only due to fear. Eventually, that fear is going to turn to anger against those fanning the flames.
There's no doubt that Nancy fiddled (with impeachment) while Wuhan virus burned. Trump imposed China travel restrictions in the middle of the impeachment scam, and blunted at least some of the spread - and was accused of being a China-phobic racist.
It sounds like you are hoping for violence.
 

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Trump fired the pandemic-team in 2018
He may not have fired them, but the reorganization at NSA may have run them off. The real point is that Trump did not replace them or make sure oversight and manigerial review was carried out after reorganization, to insure vital functions of that defunct pandemic team were still being carried out. This a management task-FAIL, but nobody ever thought he was much of a manger anyway, did they?
 

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I think the spectacle of Nanzi passing out $15,000 worth of fake impeachment pens while President Trump was initiating a travel ban from China conveys the proper context to the electorate. I'd show it in every swing state for the next 7 months.

 

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Pelosi and House Dems are responsible for Covid-19 deaths.
The CDC issued its first warning on Jan 8.

Trump held campaign rallies on Jan 9, Jan 14, Jan 28, Jan 30, Feb 10, Feb 19, Feb 20, Feb 21 & Feb 28.

Senate voted to acquit Feb 5.

He golfed on Jan 18, Jan 19, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 7 & Mar 8.

The first time he admitted the coronavirus might be a problem was Mar 13.

Democrats are responsible for that, how?
Appears the president can multitask just fine. golf and rallys.
 

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Pelosi and House Dems are responsible for Covid-19 deaths.
The CDC issued its first warning on Jan 8.

Trump held campaign rallies on Jan 9, Jan 14, Jan 28, Jan 30, Feb 10, Feb 19, Feb 20, Feb 21 & Feb 28.

Senate voted to acquit Feb 5.

He golfed on Jan 18, Jan 19, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 7 & Mar 8.

The first time he admitted the coronavirus might be a problem was Mar 13.

Democrats are responsible for that, how?
Appears the president can multitask just fine. golf and rallys.
I've golfed everyday this week So What?
I still had time to waste 2 minutes of my time reading your garbage
 

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https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/31...m-wuhan-virus/
April 1, 2020 ~~ By Tristan Justice
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky charged the Democrats’ recent impeachment coup that stretched into the beginning of February with distracting the administration from the Wuhan coronavirus threat as the outbreak worsened in China.
“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,” McConnell said Tuesday on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”
While China was implementing large-scale lockdowns across the country at the start of the new year to contain the virus, the White House was focused on fending off a partisan impeachment effort to keep President Donald Trump in office. As January rolled around, Congress was in the midst of bitter battle over whether the Senate trial would include new witnesses who had not testified in the House prior to Democrats rubber-stamping the articles in a rushed process.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi withheld the articles from moving forward unless Senate Republicans offered concessions on how the trial would be conducted. After four weeks of keeping the nation’s legislature at a standstill, Pelosi gave in on the issue where she had no leverage and released the articles for a trial to begin in the upper chamber, all while the Wuhan virus continued to spread across Asia.
Democrats have been quick to cast the Trump administration as radically unprepared to handle the current pandemic tanking the global economy and threatening to kill hundreds of thousands with it, including those who never even come in contact with the virus but who fall victim to suicide over circumstances presented through financial devastation and social isolation.
At the same time, Democrats sought to focus the nation on its grand impeachment efforts with a Senate trial that did nothing but further polarize an already divided nation and divert the administration’s attention away from real threats abroad. Had the White House been able to more closely monitor the ongoing crisis in China rather than fending off a sham impeachment, the federal government likely would have been more prepared to confront the virus with adequate testing made more readily available and a proper advance on replenishing the Strategic National Stockpile.
Instead, the United States was caught off-guard by the pandemic, with current medical supplies in storage found both expired and in short supply. According to ABC News, government officials say the national stockpile had not been restocked with fresh supplies since the H1N1 outbreak in 2009. Meanwhile, as Trump takes fire for failing to meet New York’s request for 30,000 ventilators from the federal government, less than 20,000 were available in the national stockpile. Of the 4,000 that were shipped up to New York this week, Business Insider reported that many were found to be damaged.
A closer examination of federal supplies in anticipation of the virus arriving on U.S. shores rather than a fixation on the Democrats’ latest impeachment attempt could have saved thousands of lives.
Instead, Democrats attacked the early effective measures that the Trump administration did take to stop the virus. In January, the White House implemented a travel ban on China that provoked condemnation from woke liberals as racist. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is now the likely Democratic nominee, condemned the move as “hysterical xenophobia.”
~~ Snip ~~
The Democrats’ three-year failed impeachment effort is one of the nation’s greatest national security blunders in American history by keeping the administration focused more on staying in office than keeping a close watch on global challenges. Now the United States is confronted with a pandemic of epic proportions that has already claimed more American lives than the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
This year’s impeachment proceedings in January and February might not have prevented the Wuhan virus from spreading across the U.S., but they no doubt distracted the White House from getting a head start on adequate preparations.

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The Progressive Marxist Socialist leftist hatred for President Trump and Conservatism is so great that they've put the entire country in danger. This should be a wake-up to every American to vote Republican in November. Thank you Senator McConnell for taking the time to expose Nancy Pelosi and the PMS/DSA Democratic Left.
When this virus was emerging internationally Democrats played the impeachment game while their leading presidential candidates all accused the president of racism for doing the smart thing and restricting travel, especially from China the source of the pandemic. When it became obvious this was becoming a full blown pandemic Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer deliberately delayed action in order to demand pet programs unrelated to the crisis filling the proposed crucial aide with their pet wish list. When the country demanded leadership President Trump answered the call and gave them what they wanted and needed and Democrats did all they could to derail and delay this action. Shame on the anti-liberal and anti-American progressive Socialist democratic Party.
Indeed, while President Trump began assembling the Wuhan Covid-19 task force and banning travel from China, that same day, January 20th, 2020 Nancy Pelosi was finally signing the impeachment papers and handing out pens at the signing.
Needless to say, the first CDC pandemic warning occurred in late February nearly a month after Trump stopped flights from China. In addition the fault with this entire warning system, action taken and poor response is on the CDC, is the same CDC that Obama decreased funding and squandered their resources and preparedness.
See: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...ever-restocked
"The national shortage of N95 respirator masks can be traced back to 2009 after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, when the Obama administration was advised to replenish a national stockpile but did not, according to reports from Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times.​
In 2009, the H1N1 outbreak hit the United States, leading to 274,304 hospitalizations, 12,469 deaths, and a depletion of N95 respirator masks.​
A federally backed task force and a safety equipment organization both recommended to the Obama administration that the stockpile be replenished of the 100 million masks used after the H1N1 outbreak, according to the Los Angeles Times.Charles Johnson, president of the International Safety Equipment Association, said that advice was never heeded.“Our association is unaware of any major effort to restore the stockpile to cover that draw down,” he said.​
Funny, he wasn't too distracted to go play golf, hold his campaign rallies, post 3,000 tweets, etc...
 

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Pelosi and House Dems are responsible for Covid-19 deaths.
The CDC issued its first warning on Jan 8.

Trump held campaign rallies on Jan 9, Jan 14, Jan 28, Jan 30, Feb 10, Feb 19, Feb 20, Feb 21 & Feb 28.

Senate voted to acquit Feb 5.

He golfed on Jan 18, Jan 19, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 7 & Mar 8.

The first time he admitted the coronavirus might be a problem was Mar 13.

Democrats are responsible for that, how?
Appears the president can multitask just fine. golf and rallys.
I've golfed everyday this week So What?
I still had time to waste 2 minutes of my time reading your garbage
You seem to have overlooked that you haven't been elected to be President as the blob was.
 

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This is more reflective of the democrats and the MSM. Americans are all under enough stress with this lock-down, then add the MSM and PMS/DSA Democrat Leftists fear mongering and panic trying to gin-up more anger and fear. This may not end well for these people. When the lock-down first started, I expected riots in the inner cities by the end of the first week. The fact it has gone on this long without violence is probably only due to fear. Eventually, that fear is going to turn to anger against those fanning the flames.
There's no doubt that Nancy fiddled (with impeachment) while Wuhan virus burned. Trump imposed China travel restrictions in the middle of the impeachment scam, and blunted at least some of the spread - and was accused of being a China-phobic racist.
It sounds like you are hoping for violence.
Violence is not the best way of settling differences. It is the best way of having differences settled for you.

Enemy democrats have gotten away with their garbage for far too long. They are deluded and have no idea how much they are loathed and by how many. A lesson is long over due.
 

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