House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared on Jake Tapper’s State of the Union program on Sunday to talk about President Trump’s efforts at combating the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak so far.

Not surprisingly, Pelosi didn’t have anything good to say. She took the opportunity presented by the CNN host to accuse Trump of “fiddling” as people are dying:

“The president, his denial at the beginning was deadly,” she told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “His delaying of getting equipment to where it continued — his continued delay in getting equipment to where it’s needed is deadly. Now the best thing to do would be to prevent more loss of life rather than open things up, because we just don’t know.”

Tapper asked: “Are you saying his downplaying ultimately cost American lives?”

“Yes, I am,” Pelosi replied.

Pelosi also hinted there would be an investigation into the administration’s handling of the pandemic once things go back to normal.

“I don’t know what the scientists said to him,” Pelosi stated. “When did this president know about this, and what did he know? What did he know and when did he know it? That’s for an after-action review.”

“But as the president fiddles, people are dying. We just have to take every precaution.”


In response, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called what Pelosi said “the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history.”

What Pelosi basically stated is that the Trump administration’s handling of the Wuhan Coronavirus crisis will be the Democrats’ new impeachment. This is rather interesting when you consider the House and Senate Democrats’ obsession with Trump’s impeachment and removal was ramping up as the president was forming the Wuhan Coronavirus task force and putting travel restrictions on China in January.

Several Republicans were quick to point this out:

Earlier this month, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel put together a whole thread detailing what the Trump administration was doing while Democrats focused on ousting him from office:

Joel Pollack also put together a detailed timeline a couple of weeks ago of the Democrats’ actions in January as the virus was spreading in China and beyond, and as WHO and the Trump administration were warning of the virus’s spread.

If Pelosi does push forth with that “after-action review” once the worst of the Wuhan Coronavirus is (hopefully) behind us, expect continued pushback from Republicans who will return the favor to her in kind.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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