When Nancy Pelosi called Republican House members “Enemies of the State” in August, the statement was true. But she forgot an important fact. The GOP members are ENEMIES of the DEEP STATE.
Republican members of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis had the last say with the factual release of a report Friday.
It totally dispelled the Democrats’ partisan attacks against the Trump Administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
GOP members highlighted President Trump’s numerous national plans tailored to specific situations that provided operational flexibility and rapid responses to ever changing situations.
“Speaker Pelosi and House Democrat leadership created the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to legitimize their partisan attacks on the Trump Administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and they failed,” said Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.).
“The facts clearly show that President Trump’s leadership during this unprecedented pandemic has our country on a path to a full recovery. President Trump followed the science to develop national plans that could be rapidly implemented to address an ever-changing situation.”
“The dedication of President Trump and his entire Administration put America on pace for the fastest development of a safe and effective vaccine in history,” Scalise said. “Under his leadership, we will defeat COVID-19 and fully restore the greatest economy in our country’s history.”
In a Fox News opinion piece today Scalise revealed how Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats tried many times to “obstruct our investigations, select subcommittee Republicans established several key takeaways about the Trump administration’s pandemic response, as well as some shocking revelations about Democratic governors’ deadly ‘must admit’ orders in nursing homes.”
Here are the key findings from their report.
China lied about the dangers of COVID-19
China falsely downplayed the seriousness of the disease while simultaneously hoarding personal protective equipment and allowing Chinese nationals — including thousands from Wuhan, where the coronavirus originated — to travel abroad.
People traveling from China seeded the virus throughout every corner of the globe, while China denied other nations the resources they needed to fight the virus.
Democrats have resisted any attempt to investigate China’s duplicity and lies, because this would distract from their core mission of blaming President Trump for the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump responded immediately to the coronavirus threat.
In the face of resistance and accusations of xenophobia from Democrats and many in the media, President Trump closed our borders to China, and then to Europe and other high-risk areas.
President Trump launched the “15 Days to Slow the Spread” initiative in mid-March, then extended this initiative for another 30 days — protecting at-risk populations across the nation.
Trump made effective decisions that saved lives
The president’s tough and effective decisions — based on the advice of our nation’s top medical professionals — saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
In testimony before the select subcommittee, Dr. Anthony Fauci said lives were saved because of the president’s actions to ban flights from China and Europe; extend the flight ban to the United Kingdom; and implement the program “15 Days to Slow the Spread,” and then extend that program another 30 days.
The president has led an unprecedented effort against the coronavirus.
The Trump administration has launched initiatives to produce and distribute personal protective equipment, create the world’s best coronavirus testing infrastructure, reduce COVID-19 fatalities through better treatments, and create a safe and effective vaccine faster than any in human history.
President Trump outsmarted the Democratic controlled Congress by using the Defense Production Act to “unilaterally reshore manufacturing of personal protective equipment and pharmaceuticals from overseas to benefit American families.”
As of Sept. 20, the federal government has coordinated the delivery or production of 243 million N95 masks, 1.1 billion surgical masks and 27.9 billion gloves — and stockpiled 135,784 ventilators.
The U.S. also implemented national testing plans from scratch and now leads the world in testing, performing nearly 1 million COVID-19 tests.
Most importantly, President Trump launched Operation Warp Speed and authorized billions of federal dollars to fund a visionary and historic moonshot program to deliver 300 million doses of a safe, effective vaccine by January 2021. Four vaccines under the program are already in Phase 3 (final) trials.
Thousands died when Democratic governors sent infected people to nursing homes
Democratic governors in New York, California, New Jersey, Muchigan and Pennsylvania “ignored guidance from the Trump administration and sent coronavirus-positive patients back to nursing homes, resulting in tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths.”
“Subcommittee Democrats had little interest in uncovering the devastating and scandalous behavior of the Democratic governors…But thousands of grieving families demanded answers from Congress. Republicans stepped up to investigate.”
For example, New York state has seen over 32,000 COVID-19 deaths. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deadly “must admit” order led to the deaths of at least 6,600 elderly Americans.
The Associated Press recently reported that the Cuomo administration is likely undercounting the nursing home deaths, estimating the true count to be around 11,000 elderly Americans — over a third of total COVID-19 deaths in New York alone.
The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the deadly “must admit” orders of these governors.
“We simply need faith, confidence, and national plans,” Scalise wrote. “Republicans have all three in spades. Democrats only know how to shut down our economy, shut down our churches, shut down our schools, and shut down our belief in ourselves”.
“Under President Trump’s leadership, working together, we will defeat COVID-19 and fully restore the greatest economy our country has ever seen.”