Pelosi Creates New House Committee with Subpoena Power to Investigate Trump Coronavirus Response Pelosi Creates New House Committee with Subpoena Power to Investigate Trump Coronavirus Response

Pelosi Creates New House Committee with Subpoena Power to Investigate Trump Coronavirus Response


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Sometimes it feels as though Nancy Pelosi and Democrats have created more subpoenas than bills for the American people.

Not even two full months since the acquittal of President Trump, Pelosi has created a new House committee with the ability to subpoena to oversee the president's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

While this is expected to be the worst week of the outbreak, Pelosi is spending her time spearheading another investigation rather than helping fight against the virus.

No wonder congressional approval ratings are consistently below the president's!

More details on what appears to be another partisan investigation below:

The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to infect any American regardless of gender, ethnicity, income, or political party.

Yet before the pandemic is even over, the Speaker of the House thinks the priority is to create a committee with the power to subpoena the president and his administration.

Clearly, the priority should be protecting Americans and making sure that healthcare workers have the equipment they need to save lives.

But this hasn't stopped Pelosi from creating a 9/11-style commission to look into the president's ongoing response to the pandemic.

Fox News reports that Pelosi aims to oversee the distribution of stimulus funds:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she's creating a new House committee to oversee the coronavirus response that will have subpoena power to seek information from the Trump administration.

"It would have subpoena power that’s for sure. It's no use having a committee unless you have subpoena power," Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday during a teleconference call with reporters. "And we would hope that there would be cooperation because this is not a kind of an investigation of the administration it's about the whole [response]."

Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., will chair the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The committee will be bipartisan, she said, with Democrats and GOP members appointed.

Unlike the 9/11-style after-action committee to investigate missteps in the coronavirus response that Rep. Adam Schiff and others have proposed, Pelosi said this committee is designed to address the "here and now" -- specifically concerning the allocation of the historic amount of federal funds directed to economic recovery.

Pelosi compared the new committee to the Senate bipartisan committee chaired by then-Sen. Harry Truman in 1941 to investigate waste, fraud and abuse in defense spending in the early days of World War II.

"With over $2 trillion in emergency relief, we need to ensure those dollars are spent carefully and effectively," Pelosi said of the massive stimulus bill Congress already passed to address the coronavirus pandemic.

Though Pelosi specifically says she wants to oversee the distribution of stimulus dollars, many Republicans fear that this is laying the groundwork for yet another baseless investigation.

After all, the stimulus bill itself has language about overseeing distribution to prevent fraud and abuse.

Rahm Emanual infamously told Democrats never to let a good crisis go to waste.

Red flags went up after Majority Whipe James Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina, said that the stimulus bill was "a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision."

Many partisan policies were crammed into the bill, which Republicans approved only for the sake of getting aid to the American people and relief to small businesses.

Still, many are worried that Pelosi and Democrats are attempting to set the stage to undermine Trump through yet another investigation.

The National Review confirms Clyburn's statement the Democrats' apparent attempts to politicize the pandemic:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) worked to scupper the phase-three coronavirus relief package on Sunday after Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) told caucus members last week that the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

Clyburn’s comments came on a Thursday call featuring more than 200 House Democrats, during which caucus members laid out a list of provisions they wanted to be included in the Senate’s trillion-dollar package.

Republicans have said that Democrats have reportedly demanded increased bargaining powers for unions, as well as environmental regulations for airlines and more wind and solar tax credits.

Pelosi flew into Washington, D.C. over the weekend to add demands to negotiations, a move that Senate Republicans have cited as the reason why the procedural vote to fast-track the legislation fell by a party-line vote on Sunday night.

Speaking after the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) slammed Democrats for playing politics in a time of crisis.

If Democrats want to investigate Trump, perhaps they should revisit their own history on the matter.

Nancy Pelosi was out in public on February 24, encouraging her constituents in San Francisco to continue going to restaurants and shops as usual.

The reality is that misinformation coming out from China hampered our early response, but the president and his team have quickly orchestrated a robust and thorough response.

This week is expected to be the peak week, but many experts including Dr. Fauci believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

That is something both Republicans and Democrats should be happy about.


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