Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blamed the Democrats’ push to impeach President Trump in January for distracting the Trump administration from the threat posed by the coronavirus.
“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment,” McConnell said in an interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”
Well…this is how distracted the president was during the impeachment and the early days of the pandemic’s spread in the United States:
Trump held campaign rallies on Jan 9, Jan 14, Jan 28, Jan 30, Feb 10, Feb 19, Feb 20, Feb 21 & Feb 28
He golfed on Jan 18, Jan 19, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 7 & Mar 8
Yeah, the president was certainly distracted all right, but not by anything related to his job as president.
And as to whether Sen. McConnell himself has a full grasp on the reality of our situation…I’d say, apparently not:
McConnell told Hewitt that he has not heard any new reports about senators being diagnosed with coronavirus.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) missed a vote on the $2 trillion economic relief package after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and four other Republican senators placed themselves in quarantine last week out of caution for potential exposure.emphasis mine
Americans are dying and the Republicans are still playing games.