From day one, Adam Schiff made it his mission to remove Donald Trump from office.
Schiff and other Democrats see the coronavirus outbreak as their opportunity to make that dream a reality.
And Adam Schiff made one coronavirus claim that stunned Americans into silence.
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell recently made the argument that Democrats’ partisan impeachment push distracted the American government from preparing for the coronavirus.
Congress and the administration were completely consumed by this farce and could not devote the time and energy to the emerging coronavirus threat.
Adam Schiff tried to answer these charges in an interview on MSNBC where Schiff claimed that the President and McConnell arguing that impeachment distracted the President was an admission that Donald Trump “screwed up” the coronavirus response.
“Yeah, the president said something similar, which, you know, was an interesting acknowledgment that the administration screwed up this response. The facts are quite clear that the president’s weeks long, maybe months-long delay in taking this seriously has had catastrophic consequences that we are only now beginning to see the scope of,” Schiff began.
“They should stop making excuses. The president found plenty of time even during the impeachment trial and the period after to play golf, go on vacation at Mar-a-Lago, to do campaign rallies. He wasn’t distracted from doing the things he loves to do, but the bigger problem is after the trial was over, the president continued for weeks and weeks to say this is no problem. He’s got it under control. He’s got it contained, and this isn’t going to have a big impact on the country. Of course, he was ignoring the advice of the health experts, the epidemiologists, the CDC, his own people with catastrophic consequences,” Schiff continued.
Schiff is refusing to acknowledge that for two and a half crucial weeks in February, Senate business was ground to a halt because of the impeachment trial.
And Schiff is also ignoring the fact that in January the President set up a coronavirus taskforce and banned travel from China.
But few Americans contest the idea that the President faced a sideshow that diverted his attention because he was forced to fight for his political survival.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.