Senate Democrats introduced a familiar legislation on Wednesday in order to form a “bipartisan” commission to investigate President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The legislation — introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein, Amy Klobuchar, and Bob Casey — is simply a copycat of a bill introduced in the House of Representatives back in April by Rep. Adam Schiff who’s only job in the past four years has been to launch treasonous attacks on the president on behalf of the Democrats.
The proposed 10-member commission is comparable to the 9/11 Commission that investigated the terror attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon and would have the same “partisan balance,” according to Feinstein’s office.
“From the start, the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been hampered by supply shortages, a lack of coordination and an inability to contain the virus,” Feinstein said in a statement despite the fact that many of the shortages resulted from previous administrations depleting – and failing to replenish – the country’s reserves.
“Even now, months after the first case was reported, basic needs like widespread testing and contact tracing are still missing,” the statement continues.
The U.S. has seen over a 5 times increase in testing since the month of April.
The Senate bill comes amid a recent spike in coronavirus infections — which can be attributed partly to the increase in testing — now totaling more than 2.6 million confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Although the total number of infections have risen, there has been a significant divergence infections and the deaths – signaling that the situation is being handles much better than the Democrats and the mainstream media would have you believe.
President Trump insisted Wednesday that the U.S. would soon rebound from the outbreak.
“We’re headed back in a very strong fashion with a ‘V,'” Trump said during an appearance on Fox Business, referring to a V-shaped economic recovery. “And I think we’re going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that at some point that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.”
The Democrats’ plan, the National Commission on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Act, is sponsored by more than a dozen other Democratic senators, including Sens. Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren.
According to the plan, commissioners — who would include relevant experts in a variety of fields, including public health, intelligence, epidemiology and emergency preparedness — would hold hearings and give a full accounting on the handling of the coronavirus on federal, state and local levels and the private sector.
The results would be submitted to the president, Congress and the public.
The proposed panel would also look into what public information and intelligence the government received before the virus came to the U.S.
“More than 100,000 Americans have lost their lives to this disease,” Feinstein continued. “We must examine our response to learn lessons from this crisis in order to better prepare for the next one. This won’t be the last pandemic we face, but it can be the last one that catches us off guard, but that will only happen if we invest the time and energy into determining what went wrong.”
It appears the Democrats are hoping to use this as a contingency plan in the event that they suffer another November defeat as the commission would not be established until February of 2021. “Hopefully after the pandemic has been overcome and after the presidential election,” Feinstein’s office said.