(RightWingAmericans.Com)- After failing in their efforts to remove President Donald Trump from office, it seems Democrats may be at it again.
On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she was creating a new House oversight committee that will have subpoena authority to investigate the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. Pelosi’s comments regarding the new committee didn’t directly point a finger at Trump, but it did take a side-eyed shot:
“[The committee] would have subpoena power, that’s for sure. It’s no use having a committee unless you have subpoena power. 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].”
Trump did not take too kindly to the new committee, as he blasted Democrats during the White House’s coronavirus briefing on Thursday. He said, in part:
“We have seen Americans unite with incredible selflessness and compassion. I want to remind everyone here in our nation’s capital, especially in Congress, that this is not the time for politics, endless partisan investigations. Here we go again. They’ve already done extraordinary damage to our country in recent years.
“It’s witch hunt after witch hunt after witch hunt. And in the end, it’s people doing the witch hunt who are losing — and they’ve been losing by a lot. And it’s not any time for witch hunts.
“It’s time to get this enemy [the coronavirus] defeated. Conducting these partisan investigations during 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, because that’s all they’re doing, because everyone knows it’s ridiculous.”
Trump didn’t stop there, though. He penned a strong letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Thursday, responding to Schumer’s “Democrat public relations letter and incorrect sound bits, which are wrong in every way.” The letter to Schumer read:
“If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, which went haplessly on forever and ended up going nowhere (except increasing my poll numbers), and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the ‘invisible enemy.
“I’ve known you for many years, but I never knew how bad a Senator you are for the state of New York, until I became president.”
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Democrat Adam Schiff from California, said the coronavirus pandemic is similar the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Pearl Harbor, necessitating a comprehensive probe. He said:
“After Pearl Harbor and 9/11, we looked at what went wrong to learn from our mistakes. Once we’ve recovered, we need a nonpartisan commission to review our response and how we can better prepare for the next pandemic. I’m working on a bill to do that.”
But Pelosi’s newly-created committee will instead address the “here and now,” including the allocation of federal stimulus funds.