At a time where Americans are clamoring for strength through unity, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats teamed up with CNN to provide exactly the opposite.
During an interview on Sunday with CNN’s Jake Tapper, the Speaker of the House used sick and dying Americans as an evil sort of political capital, leveraging them in a vicious attack on President Trump.
Pelosi horrifically attempted to blame Trump for the Americans who have passed from the global pandemic.
“The president, his denial at the beginning, was deadly. His delaying of getting equipment to where it — 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. We have to have testing, testing, testing,“ Pelosi said.
When President Trump delivered swift action to slow the spread back in January by restricting inbound flights from China, the Democrats and the mainstream media exploded and labeled the move preemptive with some even calling it racist. The move bought America an essential extra few months to prepare for the spread of the virus.
While Trump was busy taking early action, Pelosi was pre-occupied with the witch-hunt of an impeachment trial that more than anything, hampered our ability to act as a nation in defense against this deadly pandemic.
Host Jake Tapper asked, “Speaker Pelosi when you say the president’s denial was deadly, he obviously downplayed the risks of coronavirus for several weeks, and it wasn’t until I think about two weeks ago that he started acknowledging the gravity of the crisis. Are you saying his downplaying ultimately cost American lives?”
Pelosi said, “Yes I am,” before claiming that Democrats really want to work with the president “in a unifying way to get the job done”
Pelosi seems to have forgotten that it was her who employed divisive partisan tactics to delay the massive stimulus bill which includes a whopping $100 billion dollars for hospitals.
Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed in on Pelosi’s statement while speaking to Fox News and absolutely shredded her. Graham said it is “disgusting” that she said President Donald Trump’s delay in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic caused deaths.
Graham said, “She’s blaming the president of the United States for people dying because of the way he has lead the country. That’s the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history.”
He continued, “She’s the first politician to blame another politician for people dying. This is the same Speaker of the House who held up the bill in the Senate for days because she wanted same-day voting, she wanted carbon neutrality for the airlines, she wanted $75 million of the Endowment for the Humanities and $25 million for the Kennedy Center.”
“She is the one that held up the package in the Senate for days to get the Green New Deal put in a recovery package, so it’s the most shape full disgusting thing I’ve heard yet, and it needs to stop.”
He added, “We took most of the garbage out, but for her to blame this president for causing loss of life after she held up the relief package for days to get a liberal special interest shopping list in the bill is pretty disgusting.”