On April 1st we told you that Schiff was already having discusses to form a 9/11 style committee to investigate and blame Trump for coronavirus deaths. They are now announcing it:
FOX NEWS – House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris announced legislation Friday that would create a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to probe the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.
Schiff, D-Calif., formally introduced legislation in the House that would establish the bipartisan commission, while Feinstein, D-Calif., and Harris, D-Calif., said they planned to introduce companion legislation in the Senate.
The commission, according to the three Democrats, will “examine U.S. government preparedness in advance of this pandemic, the Federal government’s response to it, and provide recommendations to improve our ability to respond to and recover from future outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics.” The commission will also examine state and local governments’ preparedness and response.
The commission is modeled after the 9/11 Commission, which was formed in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
The commission, according to the Democratic lawmakers, would be composed of 10 members, with “the same partisan balance as the 9/11 commissioners,” and would provide “a full accounting to the President, Congress and the American people” related to the coronavirus outbreak, and how federal, state, local governments and the private sector responded to the crisis.
The commission would hold public hearings and events to obtain information, and, as Schiff suggested last week, would “possess subpoena power” to compel cooperation from federal, state and local governments.
The commission, though, is not expected to be established until February 2021 “hopefully after the pandemic has been overcome and after the presidential election,” they said.
I don’t believe they’ll wait until February of next year establish it. They’ll come up with one reason or another to start it this year and then use leaks from the investigation to try and damage Trump. That’s my prediction.
It’s not the only ‘commission’ that will be investigating Trump:
The announcement comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., last week announced that she would create a separate House committee to oversee the administration’s coronavirus response, chaired by Rep. James Clyburn D-S.C.
Pelosi said that committee is designed to address the “here and now,” specifically concerning the allocation of the historic amount of federal funds directed to the economic recovery, and compared it to the committee chaired by then-Sen. Harry Truman in 1941 to investigate waste, fraud and abuse in defense spending in the early days of World War II.
This coronavirus scandal is really the last hurrah that Democrats feel they have to beat Trump in the fall and you can better believe they are going to try and use it. Chris Wallace was already out this morning saying that he believes the election will be a referendum on Trump’s response to the pandemic. Democrats will try and convince the American people, despite the praise Trump has received from Democratic governors all around the country, that Trump has done a terrible job. And it’s not going to work.