Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) clearly hasn’t gotten over his failed attempt to remove Donald Trump from office, appearing as intent as ever to keep disparaging the president and, perhaps, get another bite at the impeachment apple.
Now, Schiff has asserted that Trump is responsible for the more than 50,000 American deaths from the new coronavirus and strongly insinuated that most, if not all, of those lost souls would still be alive if he had succeeded in ousting the president earlier this year, Breitbart reported.
Schiff: Trump to blame for deaths
The congressman’s utterly ghoulish revisionist history came during an interview on Friday with MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
Schiff told Hayes that the one thing that really “haunts” him when thinking back to the impeachment trial in the Senate was one particular moment during the portion when senators could pose questions to the House managers led by Schiff, and one question in particular regarding how much “damage” President Trump could continue to do while in office if not removed.
“Okay, essentially, House managers, you’ve proved him guilty — does he really need to be removed after all? We have an election in nine months. how much damage could he really do?” Schiff recalled being asked.
“And when posed that question by the Senate and we answered it by saying that he could do an awful lot of damage but, frankly, Chris, I don’t think we had any idea how much damage he would go on to do in the months ahead,” he continued. “There are 50,000 Americans now who are dead, in significant part because of his incompetence, because of his inability to think beyond himself and put the country first.”
“I don’t think we would have ever anticipated that his brand of narcissism and his brand of incompetence — sometimes his brand of malevolence — would be so fatal to the American people,” Schiff added.
The congressman went on to compare President Trump’s remarks about not wanting to accept or return calls to Democratic governors that were harshly critical of him as being an “echo” of his supposed efforts to blackmail and extort Ukraine for positive comments that would help him and his campaign.
Where were the Dems?
There’s just a little bit of a problem with Schiff’s revisionist history, though, as noted by Breitbart, in that it was the congressman and his fellow Democrats who totally missed the ball on the impending coronavirus pandemic by being so exclusively focused on the impeachment effort throughout January and into February of this year as the COVID-19 outbreak gained steam.
It has to be pointed out, because Schiff will never acknowledge it, that even in the middle of that impeachment trial, President Trump formed the coronavirus task force, banned travel from China, and spoke of the growing public health crisis in his State of the Union address, among many other actions that have been completely ignored or downplayed by Schiff and his anti-Trump comrades.
Schiff, as head of the Intelligence Committee, should have been all over the growing number of reports about the impending pandemic, but he didn’t even begin to address the issue until after the impeachment trial had concluded on Feb. 5.
Perhaps it is he, and not Trump, who bears a level of responsibility for the country’s alleged unpreparedness to face the COVID-19 crisis.