OPINION| It seems that whenever Americans are suffering the Democrats, usually lead by a special select few gems, see an opportunity to drum up negative press for Trump by launching an investigation.
Fox News is reporting:
‘House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris announced legislation Friday that would create a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to probe the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.
Schiff, D-Calif., formally introduced legislation in the House that would establish the bipartisan commission, while Feinstein, D-Calif., and Harris, D-Calif., said they planned to introduce companion legislation in the Senate.
The commission, according to the three Democrats, will “examine U.S. government preparedness in advance of this pandemic, the Federal government’s response to it, and provide recommendations to improve our ability to respond to and recover from future outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics.” The commission will also examine state and local governments’ preparedness and response.
The commission is modeled after the 9/11 Commission, which was formed in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
“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 said in a statement Friday. “Over the last week, I’ve talked with my colleagues, former commissioners, and experts, and incorporated a number of their strong recommendations into this legislation, and will continue working with other Members interested in this critical issue to come to a consensus in the coming weeks and months.”
Schiff first floated his plans to introduce a commission last month. Last week, Schiff announced that the commission would have the power to “compel cooperation by relevant witnesses.”
“The coronavirus showed just how unprepared and slow we were to respond to a major outbreak. And that lack of readiness endangered lives,” Feinstein said in a statement Friday. “We weren’t able to ramp up testing, we didn’t have enough safety equipment for doctors and nurses and we lacked any kind of consistent federal guidelines for states and cities. We know this won’t be the last outbreak, so a 9/11 Commission-style panel is necessary to fix these mistakes going forward and apply the lessons from this pandemic to future crises.”
“The federal government was unprepared to confront the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, let alone both at the same time,” Harris said Friday. “The commission needs to take a holistic approach to oversight, and cannot leave out an analysis of the disturbing disparity in prevention and health outcomes in the Black community.”’
Now, this is particularly rich, seeing as while Trump was working on shutting down travel from foreign nationals who had passed through China, the Democrats were still trying to remove Trump from office via their sham impeachment proceedings.
Yet again it seems the Democrats are making decisions based on optics and politics rather than what is best for the nation.
How course we all want an assessment of what happened, what went wrong and how we could be better prepared next time. However, does anyone trust Schiff to do anything other than whatever he perceives to serve himself, regardless of the cost to the rest of us.
WND reported that:
Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell this week accused Schiff of politicizing the nation’s intelligence community by leaking criticism of him to the media.
“His letter was sent to the press before it was sent to me,” Grenell wrote on Twitter.
It seems to me that all the Democrats have left now is smoke snd mirrors.
The Dems are not taking the initiative to do anything other than jam more pork and irrelevant spending into their bills. When this fails they launch partisan investigations aimed at manufacturing more dirt which they can they try to use to remove Trump from office or erode the American people’s confidence in him.
Of course no one is mentioning impeachment yet, but what do you think is going to happen when this is over? In my opinion, the media will run cover for the Dems as Schiff tries, yet again, to remove Trump.
All I can say is THANK GOD Donald Trump is at the helm right now and not Joe Biden.
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