During an interview on Hugh Hewitt’s radio program Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Democrats for distracting the Trump administration and Congress from the looming coronavirus crisis by pursuing a bogus and sham impeachment.
McConnell is absolutely right about.
If the Trump administration was not distracted by impeachment perhaps things could have been different.
But we’ll never know.
That said it is safe to assume that had the country not been consumed by impeachment we all would have seen the looming threat more clearly.
HEWITT: “I hope you are right that we could do it and that we do do it. Let me talk to you a little bit about Senator Cotton. Political yesterday recognized him as the first to the bell. In your experience in the Senate, was Senator Cotton the first one to say hey, Leader, hey Mitch, this is a deadly situation that I do not trust to the Chinese? Was he first?”
MCCONNELL: “He was first, and I think Tom was right on the mark. And it came up while we were tied down on the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government, because everything every day was all about impeachment. But Tom figured this out early, and he was absolutely right.”
HEWITT: “And China has not covered itself in glory. Far from it. I believe, however, a lot of our media is trusting their statistics and falling for their disinformation propaganda campaign. Do you see that, Senator McConnell?”
MCCONNELL: “I don’t know how to evaluate that. I sort of look to the health care professionals how to decide, you know, how to analyze these trends. And I know they’re spending all day every day doing it. Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx have become national figures. They deserve to become national figures. And I think we have to listen to them, because we don’t have anybody else, you know, who can analyze these statistics and give us some kind of advice about the way forward.”