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Dems Create Select Committee to Investigate Trump’s Coronavirus Response
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday announced a new select House committee to review the Trump administration’s response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to probing the Trump administration’s response efforts, the panel will review the management of the $2 trillion economic relief package, which is aimed at easing the financial strain caused by the outbreak. As part of the package, the government has set up a $500 billion corporate liquidity fund and will provide $377 billion in small business aide.
The committee will “examine all aspects of the federal response to the coronavirus and ensure the taxpayer’s dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent,” the speaker told reporters on a conference call.
“The panel will root out waste, fraud, and abuse; it will protect against price-gauging, profiteering, and political favoritism,” the speaker continued. “We need transparency and accountability.”
The panel will be chaired by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC).
The development comes after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that he will introduce legislation to create a “nonpartisan” commission to examine the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Read more…
Gavin Newsom: Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Opportunity’ To Implement Leftist Agenda
California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom admitted during a coronavirus press conference on Wednesday that he wants to take advantage of the pandemic to implement a leftist political agenda.
After talking for a couple of minutes while trying to qualify his response, Newsom said, “forgive me for being long-winded, but absolutely we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern.”
Newsom continued, “And that shouldn’t put shivers up the spines of you know one party or the other. I think it’s an opportunity anew for both parties to come together and meet this moment and really start to think more systemically, not situationally, not just about getting out of this moment, but more sustainably and systemically to consider where we can go together in this historic moment if we meet it at a national level, in a state, and sub-national level.”
“So, the answer is yes,” Newsom concluded. Read more…
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