Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tore into Senate Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday for pursuing a witch hunt against former Vice President Joe Biden’s son instead of focusing on the coronavirus crisis.
Prior to the committee hearing, Harris wrote a letter to Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) urging him to not waste time and taxpayer dollars on an investigation that is nothing more than a distraction demanded by President Donald Trump in a desperate effort to hurt his political rival as the 2020 Election approaches.
“It has now been over two months since our committee’s last hearing with administration officials responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and two years since we have had an oversight hearing with the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). … This is a clear abdication of responsibility,” she wrote in the letter.
“This crisis deserves our undivided attention and it is critical that we hear from the officials who are currently responsible for addressing this outbreak as soon as possible,” she continued. “Failing to convene a hearing with these individuals is a failure to perform our oversight function especially considering that a primary role of this committee is to provide oversight of FEMA.”
However, Johnson ignored Harris’ letter and proceeded with votes to subpoena records pertaining to Hunter Biden’s time as a board member with a Ukrainian gas company.
It should be pointed out that Trump attempted to extort Ukraine into opening an investigation into Biden last year and got impeached for it, although Senate Republicans acquitted him in what many called a rigged trial.
Harris responded by calling out Republicans.
“Today’s agenda reveals a lot about the Senate majority’s priorities, sadly,” Harris said. “There are literally matters of life and death waiting for our committee’s attention. But instead, this committee is doing the president’s personal bidding.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
Just like they did in 2016 with Hillary Clinton, Republicans are opening a sham investigation to make up a fake scandal to help Trump win.
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