In the midst of COVID-19 cases and deaths rising every day, you would think that 100 percent of our focus would be spent on public health and safety.
The time for an investigation into the federal government's response (if one was justifiably warranted) should happen after the pandemic ends.
However, Adam Schiff and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi are wasting no time in investigating President Trump… yet again.
Schiff announced that he wanted a 9/11-style commission looking into the federal government's handling of the novel coronavirus.
After Schiff's comments, Pelosi revealed that she had formed a committe to probe Trump and the rest of his adminsitration.
Are the Democrats attempting a political impeachment round 2.0?
If so, President Trump isn't having any of it:
The last impeachment effort cost millions of tax payer dollars.
It was seen as a partisan affair, as the only Republican to break ranks was Mitt Romney... and even he only voted for one of the charges against the president.
Many are questioning the timing of the probe, as the government is in the midst of trying to contain the pandemic and flatten the curve.
Most recently, Pelosi was accused of stuffing partisan pork into the coronavirus stimulus bill.
Is this investigation just another political hit job?
The Washington Times reports on Trump's response towards Pelosi and Schiff:
President Trump said Monday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s obsession with his impeachment distracted her from the coronavirus outbreak, hitting back at her accusation that the president “fiddles” while people have been dying.
“Don’t forget, she was playing the impeachment game, her game where she ended up looking like a fool,” Mr. Trump said on “Fox & Friends.” “All she did was focus on impeachment. She didn’t focus on anything having to do with pandemics, she focused on impeachment and she lost. And she looked like a fool.”
The president said her miscalculation “unified our party.”
“My poll numbers are the highest they’ve ever been because of her,” Mr. Trump said.
He was responding to Mrs. Pelosi blaming the president on Sunday for not preparing for the pandemic, saying, “while the president fiddles, people are dying.”
“It’s a sad thing. She’s a sick puppy,” Mr. Trump said. “She’s got a lot of problems, and that’s a terrible thing to say.”
The president said he would be speaking by phone on Monday morning with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Moscow’s oil price war with Saudi Arabia, as well as the pandemic and trade issues. He said former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and the FBI’s Russia investigation set back relations between the two nations.
The COVID-19 pandemic impacts every American regardless of political affiliation.
Trump has made decisions that keep the whole country safe physically and financially.
He's also been ahead of Democrats every step of the way, including his decision to restrict travel to and from China.
Meanwhile, Pelosi was encouraging people to gather in large crowds as recently as February.
In his response, President Trump cited the many ways that Americans are uniting to fight the virus.
Healthcare workers, for example, are literally putting their health on the line to make sure that people with COVID-19 get the care they need to have the best shot at recovery.
Many businesses and corporations have volunteered to create medical equipment such as masks and ventilators.
Despite the unity happening across the country, Democratic leaders like Pelosi appear to be playing partisan games.
Newsweek confirms Trump's fiery comments towards Democrat leaders:
They have "already done extraordinary damage to our country in recent years. You see what happens, it's witch-hunt after witch-hunt after witch-hunt," he continued, "and in the end, the people doing the witch-hunt have been losing, and they've been losing by a lot."
The president went on to reiterate that right now is the "time to get this enemy defeated," rather than "witch-hunts."
"Conducting these partisan investigations in the middle of a pandemic is a really big waste of vital resources, time, attention, and we want to fight for American lives, not waste time and build up my poll numbers," he said. "Because that's all they're doing because everyone knows it's ridiculous."
Not even a quarter after the failed impeachment effort, Pelosi has given lawmakers to investigate the president, per the Washington Examiner:
Less than three months after sending to the Senate impeachment articles to remove the president from office and less than two months after the Senate trial ended in Trump's acquittal, the Pelosi-Schiff team is up and running again.
In a "Dear Colleague" letter, Pelosi said she envisions a coronavirus committee along the lines of the Truman Committee, created shortly before World War II to investigate defense spending. Pelosi said the new committee, which will be headed by Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, will be "bipartisan." It is not entirely clear why the speaker said that; all committees in the House are bipartisan and run by the majority party. The Intelligence Committee, run by Schiff, that pushed impeachment through the House was "bipartisan." And the new committee will be, too.
Pelosi also stressed that the select committee will oversee the spending of $2 trillion provided for in the latest coronavirus relief bill. That is certainly a huge amount of money, the spending of which will have to be scrutinized for waste. Congress has a legitimate responsibility to oversee such an enormous federal expenditure.
But Pelosi also gave Democrats room to go after Trump for whatever reason they choose. "The committee will be empowered to examine all aspects of the federal response to the coronavirus," she wrote. Among those powers, she added, will be the ability to "press to ensure that the federal response is based on the best possible science and guided by the nation's best health experts." That could mean just about anything.
While Democrats want to investigate Trump's response, many Republicans are beginning to publically fume about Pelosi's partisan pork.
The Kennedy Center, for instance, received $25 million from the stimulus package, yet has furloughed up to 60 percent of its staff.
Pelosi is also accused of seeking controversial items in the bill, rather than focusing on relief and benefits to every day Americans.