McConnell: Impeachment Distracted Congress From Addressing Coronavirus

Written by Martin Walsh

Democrats are trying their best to blame President Donald Trump for the coronavirus crisis spreading across the world, including in the United States.

But according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, they need to look in the mirror.

McConnell on Tuesday blamed the Democrats’ push to impeach Trump in January for distracting the Trump administration from the threat posed by the coronavirus.

McConnell clapped back at the notion that the president was “slow” to act and pointed out that when the president mentioned the coronavirus back in January, Democrats were trying to impeach Trump.

“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.

To McConnell’s point, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives officially began its impeachment inquiry into Trump back in October.

The House impeached him in December and the U.S. Senate was bogged down with weeks of impeachment nonsense throughout January — so he says they were unable to address the growing crisis.

McConnell said the virus “came up” in the Senate—right as they were tied down with the trial.

Imagine what they could have done, had Democrats not wasted months on their impeachment?

So much time was spent on a flimsy case. The Senate should have been watching reports about the virus.

Of course, the GOP-controlled Senate voted to acquit Trump on both articles of impeachment.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted on Wednesday to officially acquit the president on both articles of impeachment.

The impeachment witch hunt is finally over.

On the first article of impeachment, “abuse of power,” 52 voted “not guilty” and 48 voted “guilty.”

52 Republicans voted to acquit the president, with GOP Sen. Mitt Romney and all 47 Senate Democrats voting to convict the president.

Romney was the only Republican to vote against the president.

The vote on the second article of impeachment, “obstruction of Congress,” concluded with 53 voting “not guilty” and 47 voting “guilty.”

All 53 Republicans voted to acquit the president and all 47 Senate Democrats voted to convict the president.

Romney sided with Republicans to acquit the president on the charge of obstruction of Congress.

The president was acquitted of both impeachment charges.

Pelosi has even accused Trump of being on drugs during his State of the Union address.

Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz also filed an ethics complaint against Pelosi, claiming she may have violated rules by tearing up an “official government document.”

Leave a Comment