President Donald Trump trashed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Thursday for pushing her own political agenda as the nation suffers. Trump trounced her speaking to reporters from the White House.
“We have seen Americans unite with incredible selflessness and compassion,” he told. “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.”
The bipartisan House Select Committee, which will be chaired by Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., will have the power to issue subpoenas. The panel will focus on accountability, transparency, and oversight of the federal coronavirus response, hoping to also include supervision to the $2 trillion stimulus package.
“This is not the time for politics,” Trump added. “Endless partisan investigations, here we go again, 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, and in the end the people doing the witch hunt have been losing, and they’ve been losing by a lot.”
And he argued, “It’s not any time for witch hunts, it’s time to get this enemy defeated.” Plus expressed, “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. Because that’s all their doing because everyone knows it’s ridiculous.”
Though Pelosi took a different tack in saying, “We hope there would be cooperation. This is not an investigation of the administration. Things are just so new and the rest, and we want to make sure there aren’t exploiters out there… where there’s money, there is also frequently mischief.”
Yet House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said he opposed the creation of a new committee telling ,“Inside the bills that we passed, we did put in oversight and this seems really redundant.”
The nation would be much better off with them putting aside such poisonous politics and work together.