(PoliticalLookout.Com)- You know how the Democrats keep complaining that the federal government didn’t do enough to prepare for the coronavirus pandemic? Well, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blew a massive hole in their argument on Tuesday when he exposed how their scam impeachment proceedings distracted the government from taking sufficient measures to protect the nation.
During an interview on The Hugh Hewitt Show, McConnell explained how the government was bogged down with the trial and unable to focus on what really mattered.
“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial,” he said. “And I think it diverted. The attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment.”
On February 5, the Senate finally voted to acquit President Trump – but it was preceded by many months of testimonies, investigations, and sensationalist media reports. It was a coordinated campaign to remove the president from office that ultimately failed, that consumed the airwaves for months, and left the government with little time to focus on much else.
Despite this, the president continues to come under fire from Democrats who say he should have acted on the COVID-19 pandemic sooner – before it even became a pandemic.
Over 160,000 Americans are confirmed to have been infected with the Chinese coronavirus so far, and some 3,000 people have died across the country.
President Trump has since assembled a White House Coronavirus Task Force made up of the most qualified medical and scientific experts in the country. What was previously a “15 Days to Slow the Spread” campaign imposed by the government, Trump chose to extend that campaign last week by a further 30 days.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2020
The initiative encourages American people to stay home as much as possible, to reduce social distancing, and to work from home where possible too.
In a Tuesday press conference, the president also announced that his team advises Americans to wear masks where possible, but that wearing scarves will also offer some level of protection and help people stop spreading the virus without realizing.
Many private companies across the United States, including the famed My Pillow brand, have redirected their manufacturing efforts to creating masks and other protective equipment.