Wednesday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Bernie Sanders said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s claim that the impeachment diverted the attention of the Trump administration from preparing for the coronavirus outbreak is “false.”
“We have a president who should have listened to what the scientists were telling us, what was common knowledge all over the world, that there was a pandemic coming. I think it is clear. He was on television a million times saying don’t worry about it. It’s going to go away by April. It’s not such a big deal. We have very few cases,” Sanders said.
“He totally minimized the danger facing the people of our country, and that has nothing to do with what was going on in Washington. So it’s—you know, I think a very false statement from McConnell’s point of view.”
It is a very true statement. The Democrats’ shameful, failed, partisan obsession with removing Trump from office has consumed over three years of the entire country‘s attention.