One of Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) former staffers, who was still employed by the congressman’s office just ten days ago, has received some devastating news.
Daniel Goldman, who served as counsel to the House Intelligence Committee during the impeachment process, has tested positive for the coronavirus, a Politico reporter confirmed on Sunday, according to Breitbart.
Panic in D.C.
Just how or when Goldman contracted the virus is unknown, although he has made quite public his frustration over being unable to be tested for the virus. The story first broke on Twitter, when Schiff’s office announced that a former staffer had tested positive. Then, on Sunday, Breitbart gave an update that the individual was confirmed to be Goldman, who, for his part, was not shy about the possibility that he had the virus.
JUST IN: Former Schiff staffer tests positive for coronavirus. Left Schiff’s office 10 days ago >>> pic.twitter.com/g84WQzGTG5
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 15, 2020
Goldman made numerous posts on Twitter over the last few days documenting the process of confirming his suspected diagnosis.
2nd UPDATE: Banning Europeans will not get me tested faster. Nor will it stop the community spread that began weeks ago.
— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) March 12, 2020
Ideally, the blame game would be played after the crisis is over, but Democrats have gone into overdrive hammering Trump on this issue.
Honestly, the delay in the distribution of testing kits would have negatively impacted whoever was in office. Even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) attempted to address the situation immediately, the system was simply not set up to do full-scale nationwide testing right off the bat.
China announced its first death on Jan. 11 and shut down the city of Wuhan on Jan. 23. On Jan. 31, Trump banned travel from China. For the record, when he did this, Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden called him a xenophobe and accused him of fear-mongering.
Joe Biden opposed the China travel restrictions wisely put in place by President Trump in January – restrictions that health experts credit with slowing the spread of coronavirus & saving lives.
If Biden had been in charge, more Americans would have contracted the virus faster. pic.twitter.com/yDXRYl6lOk
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 12, 2020
At this point, the dominoes started to fall in terms of the CDC going into action and health experts nationwide trying to figure out what was going on and how to address it.
The impeachment process was playing out during the early days of the coronavirus crisis, and at any time from Jan. 11 through the date of Trump’s acquittal, Congress could have taken additional action to get ahead of the crisis, but did not. The first House hearing on the coronavirus happened on Feb. 5, so we have to ask, what would have happened were it not for the Democrats’ obsession with ousting Trump?
Consider that every time you hear Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Adam Schiff, and Nancy Pelosi rail about how slow Trump was to react, because the reality is that Trump acted immediately, but Congress did not.