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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:30 PM

Senate Republicans knew the country was facing disaster yet still voted to keep Trump in office

After a week during which the nation began to watch the coronavirus horrors we have seen play out in other countries finally make their way into our own hospitals, it's worth remembering the active role Senate Republicans played in getting us here. During the critical early handling of the virus here in the U.S., senators from both parties had a window into what was to come—well before the virus had even made the radar of most Americans.

But instead of focusing on preparing for a potential pandemic in the making, Senate Republicans were busy staging a sham no-witness impeachment trial for Donald Trump so they could ultimately vote to acquit him, ensuring that Trump would be at the helm as the nation faced the greatest public health crisis in a century. That trial began on Jan. 16 and concluded on Feb. 5 with Trump's acquittal. But that critical three-week period also included early warning signs that U.S. senators, in particular, were privy to. As one U.S. official told The Washington Post about the intelligence reporting shared with both Trump officials and members of Congress in January, "Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were -- they just couldn't get him to do anything about it. ... The system was blinking red."

On Jan. 20, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus here in the U.S., a Washington man who had recently returned from visiting Wuhan, China, the city where the disease had first taken hold.

On Jan. 24, the Senate Health and Foreign Relations Committees hosted a private, all-senators briefing on the coronavirus with Trump health officials, including the CDC director and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. That date has gained some notoriety in the past week as reports emerged that four U.S. senators began dumping stock shortly after that briefing. In fact, one of them, Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, reported her first stock sale on that very day. GOP Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma sold at least $180,000 in stocks on Jan. 27.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/3/27/1931905/-Senate-Republicans-knew-the-country-was-facing-disaster-yet-still-voted-to-keep-Trump-in-office

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Reply Senate Republicans knew the country was facing disaster yet still voted to keep Trump in office (Original post)
Zorro Mar 27 OP
jimfields33 Mar 27 #1
LakeArenal Mar 27 #2
2naSalit Mar 27 #3
stillcool Mar 27 #4
kacekwl Mar 27 #5

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:37 PM

1. It was impeachment 24/7

I don’t think anybody did anything but impeachment. Trump was watching it. McConnell was there. McCarthy not sure what he was doing in the house.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:39 PM

2. They knew the country was facing disaster since Jan 2017.

They are complicit.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:58 PM

3. They set ue up for this and they knew it.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:20 PM

4. they were all dirty before..

now they're still dirty, but have the blood of Americans dripping through their hands.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:27 PM

5. THIS is the real enemy of

The country, the world. Please vote them all out.

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