Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) got handed a pile of facts on Tuesday after blaming impeachment as the reason they weren’t prepared for the coronavirus crisis our nation is currently going through.
President Donald Trump and Republicans are so desperate to shift blame for the coronavirus pandemic that they have begun trying to pin it on the Democrats and impeachment.
During a radio show appearance, McConnell really pushed the new GOP talking point.
“It came up while we were, you know, tied down in the impeachment trial,” McConnell claimed of the coronavirus. “And I think it diverted the attention of the government, because everything, every day, was all about impeachment.”
This coming from a man who repeatedly insisted that Democrats were incapable of legislating and investigating at the same time. Now he is admitting that Republicans were the ones who couldn’t multitask.
Furthermore, Trump himself was not even directly involved in the proceedings as he chose to stonewall subpoenas and refuse to cooperate. Furthermore, he was being briefed about coronavirus from the beginning and he’s the one who chose to do nothing. He didn’t ask for help from Congress and he didn’t declare a national emergency or inform the American people.
Twitter users were merciless in their condemnation of McConnell.
— Scott Lerman (@LermanScott) March 31, 2020
McConnell says the Gov. was too distracted by impeachment to handle coronavirus
How’d that go?
Staff: Senator-experts are saying we must prepare for a coronavirus pandemic!
— Steve Cochran (@CochranShow) March 31, 2020
Why didn’t Mitch McConnell and the Republicans use all the time they saved not listening to witnesses to get ready for the coronavirus?#MitchPlease
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) March 31, 2020
Today, Mitch McConnell claimed that impeachment kept Trump from adequately responding to the growing #Coronavirus threat.
WHO IS HE KIDDING?!#MitchPLEASE #TrumpIsTheWORSTPresidentEVER #TrumpIsA_DANGER_ToAmerica #TrumpIsAPublicHealthMenace #TrumpIsACompleteFailure #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/32qrw2lBGe
— JimmyBear ??? ?️? ?? ☮️ ? ? ? (@JimmyBear2) March 31, 2020
— bil (@bilingram) March 31, 2020
#Mitchplease is a hashtag I can get behind and actually use. When the Senate majority was done abdicating its duty in the impeachment proceedings, did they turn to the COVID crisis?
They went after abortion. He held two floor votes on bills restricting abortion on Feb 25.
— Leila Abolfazli (@LeilaAbol) March 31, 2020
— Sister Celluloid (@sistercelluloid) March 31, 2020
The Senate impeachment trial ended Feb. 5th. Trump declared a national emergency March 13th. #Mitchplease
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) March 31, 2020
Yeah, Coronavirus was the Impeachment’s fault. That’s the most entitled, self righteous, pass the buck excuse I’ve ever heard in my life!!!
— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) March 31, 2020
Trump didn’t participate in the impeachment so no, it didn’t impact his COVID response #Mitchplease
— invoke r-e-s-p-e-c-t (@RaisingOneBrow) March 31, 2020
This is the immature nonsense Trump was tweeting last month instead of preparing the government and the nation for the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/tbgnpsWBTX
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) March 31, 2020
Clearly, this new lie is not going to fly.
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