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The Pelosi/Schumer 2020 Pandemic Inquisition

If ever there was a justification for the reinstitution of public stockades...

Mark Alexander · Apr. 3, 2020

You know, in February, when I wrote “Democrats Hang 2020 Hopes on Pandemic Recession,” I thought they would at least wait a couple months for the body count to mount. I know that sounds crass, but that is just how calloused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are.

I noted then how Pelosi claimed, “Lives are at stake. This is not a time for name-calling or playing politics.” And yet, in the same breath, they both started politicizing the pandemic, claiming that Donald Trump’s response was “too little too late.”

As I outlined in the pandemic response chronology included with our CV19 resource page, in January Pelosi and Schumer were sucking up all the Beltway political air with their faux impeachment charade.

As I wrote in “CV19 Made in China,” Xi Jinping and his communist Chinese government concealed the epidemic in their own country. Consequently, CV19 is now having a devastating impact on the U.S. and the rest of the world. That impact is both in terms of human toll and the economic toll, with no exit strategy in sight.

Regarding the Pelosi/Schumer plan to politicize the pandemic, starting with their reckless effort to foment fear when President Trump was endeavoring to calm the nation, I also noted in February, “Make no mistake, Pelosi and Schumer are speculating on the bet that the coronavirus flu will have significant consequences in the U.S., so they can blame Trump in their crass and disgraceful effort to use the coming death and sickness as political fodder.”

To that end, yesterday, Pelosi, who loudly criticized Trump’s China travel restrictions to protect the nation in January, announced her plans for a “bipartisan commission” (seriously, she said that) to investigate the Trump administration’s CV19 Task Force failures. Pelosi insisted the committee was necessary because “we want to make sure there are not exploiters out there.”

In other words, it’s another political charade, but this one is shamelessly designed to exploit the misery of America by blaming Trump in order to take him down in the November election.

Pelosi also announced she would appoint House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) to head her House inquisition. That’s right, the same Clyburn who declared two weeks ago that the $2 trillion pandemic funding package was a “tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” I can assure you Clyburn will be using Pelosi’s committee to restructure things to fit their political agenda.

Chuck Schumer set the disgraceful tone for their political smear campaign with an open letter claiming a “federal leadership void [is leaving] America with an ugly spectacle in which States and cities are literally fending for themselves.” Schumer framed what is to come, writing, “Regrettably, our national response is far behind where it should be.”

In essence, Schumer and Pelosi would like to blame-shift any 20/20 hindsight failures on their part, or that of Demo governors, to the federal government. But just this week, Gavin Newsom, the most liberal governor of the most liberal state, again praised the Trump administration’s response.

Trump responded to Pelosi’s proposal: “I want to remind everyone here in our nation’s capital, especially in Congress, that this is not the time for politics. Endless, partisan investigations have already done extraordinary damage to our country in recent years.”

In a letter responding to Schumer, Trump appropriately eviscerated him for his efforts to politicize the pandemic: “If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, which went haplessly on forever and ended up going nowhere, and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the ‘invisible enemy.’ … You should have had New York much better prepared than you did, and as Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said yesterday, New York was very late in its fight against the virus. Fortunately, we have been working with your state and city governments, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill DeBlasio, to get the job done. You have been missing in action, except when it comes to the ‘press.’ While you have stated you don’t like Andrew Cuomo, you ought to start working alongside him for the good of all New Yorkers.”

Schumer responded, “President Trump, stop the pettiness,” but pettiness has become the modus operandi of Schumer and Pelosi.

Politicizing the illness and deaths of Americans in the midst of a pandemic crisis, not to mention the epidemic of economic misery the nation is suffering as a result of the pandemic, is an inexcusable offense to all Americans.

If ever there was a justification for the reinstitution of public stockades, if not public gallows, the Pelosi/Schumer traitorous tag team is just that.


Update: On 23 April, Pelosi and her Democrats voted to create her “bipartisan” House investigation panel. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Pelosi’s lieutenant for their failed impeachment spectacle, set the tone for their “investigation” saying: “I don’t think [the House impeachment managers] had any idea how much damage [Trump] would go on to do in the months ahead. There are 50,000 Americans now who are dead in significant part because of his incompetence.” Ironically, it was Schiff’s distracting impeachment that was sucking all the air out of the Beltway in January, and that contributed more to American deaths than anything the Trump administration did or didn’t do.

(Visit our comprehensive China Virus Pandemic response and recovery page, and see our related pages.

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