Schiff Says Trump and GOP Have ‘Left Us Where We Are’ Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is attributing the nation’s struggle to combat the coronavirus to President Donald Trump and Republicans lawmakers.

Host of ABC’s “This Week” George Stephanopoulos noted there is discussion about another possible coronavirus relief package and asked Schiff if he is confident they will be able to get something accomplished before the House goes on recess, and what more needs to be done to get the outbreak under control.

Schiff expressed his fear Republicans will not act and explained the situation the nation is in could have been prevented.

“I’m concerned that the Republicans in Congress will not rise to the challenge of this virus and we will have more economic suffering and more death than necessary,” Schiff said.

He added, “It didn’t have to be this way, but both the combination of the president’s incompetent response and the Republican unwillingness to step up to the plate and provide the resources for a fulsome answer to that virus has left us where we are.”

Check out his comments below:

Schiff argued the nation needs to ramp up testing and tracing.

According to Schiff, if Republicans do not act, unemployment compensation in terms of the federal extended benefits could be cut off, and funding to small businesses could also face cuts.

He went on to explain his belief Republicans will ultimately not do enough.

“Will they continue in the face of such misery and disease and death refuse to act? I certainly hope not. I think they will be compelled to but I think they’re going to do far too little given the economic circumstances and given this dire health threat to the American people,” Schiff said.

The United States continues to see an uptick in the number of coronavirus cases.

As of Sunday evening, there are more than 3.2 million coronavirus cases and over 135,000 deaths.

Responses

  1. Sergeant, arrest I Ching for insubordination, under Section 85/108.13 of the National Defence Act, and throw him in the brig!

  2. This from a pencil necked Beijing Biden supporter that spent the early months of the virus outbreak diverting attention by trying to impeach the President.
    Democrats care nothing about the people they are suppose to represent.
    All these bailout bills just pad their pockets.
    Ask Piglosi about the money her husband’s company collected under the PPP part of the last trillion dollar bail out.

  3. Everything trumphuhk touches or refuses to touch because

    he is a phuhking COWARD TRAITOR turns into shit.

    Just like him and his supporters.

  4. Screw, QUICK response from Rep. Schiff would simply be to refer you to Biden’s detailed plan put out months ago. It speaks to both medical and economic handling.
    Rep. Schiff would also refer you to the handling of H1N1 in 2009-10 and Ebola in 2014.

    SPOILER ALERT: Biden’s plan does not include praising China for their transparency, calling the virus childish nicknames, and refusing to listen to the medical experts. There are NO suggestions to implant UV light or inject disinfectants. Also Biden did not refer to any dead relatives who were scientists making him knowledgeable of pandemics. So, not as entertaining as the reality show POTUS.

    SUMMARY: U.S. H1N1 deaths April, 2009-April, 2010 totaled 12,469 deaths
    U.S. Ebola (2014-2016) cases totaled 11 and 2 deaths

    COVID-19 Dec, 2019-ongoing: 3.37million U.S. cases including 60,719 NEW cases on 7/12
    137 thousand U.S. deaths, including 482 deaths reported 7/12

  5. I am confused.

    Why is Moscow Mitch running out the clock on getting more stimulus bills passed, before the end of July? What game is he playing? Is he trying to get to the position where he can either slip a poison pill into a bill or demand something for his own gain?

    Something weird is going to happen soon.

  6. Such a Genitally Confused Moron,

    So what comments do you have for Andy Cuomo’s mandate that infected persons could not be refused in nursing homes?

  7. Quick question to the Schitt:

    IF Biden somehow wins, how exactly and with details, will you deal with the next pandemic?

    Backseat drivers should be set by the side of the road.

  8. “It didn’t have to be this way, but both the combination of the president’s incompetent response and the Republican unwillingness to step up to the plate and provide the resources for a fulsome answer to that virus has left us where we are.” Adam Schiff

    The American voters ALSO recognize that this is an unnecessary calamity caused by the incompetence and the deer-caught-in-the-headlights inaction of King Donald The Loser and the do-nothing Senate led by Moscow Mitch, who continues to punish the poor, hard-working Americans that they are supposed to protect.

    The voters know where to place blame come this November, and this fact is recorded in recent polls. Instead of the usual approval for Dear Leader from his cult members and others from before being in the mid 90 percentage range, the last one about approval that I saw was in the low 80s. Ooops!

    This is unbelievably good for the American people and this brow-beaten country.

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