On Tuesday, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce will hold a full committee hearing on, “Oversight of the Trump Administrations Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
According to an announcement this hearing will be a hybrid, with both in-person member attendance and Webex video conferencing member attendance.
Witnesses scheduled to testify include:
- CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn.
- Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services ADM Brett Giroir, M.D..
- Director National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases from the NIH Dr. Anthony Fauci.
I suspect the major focus for today’s hearing will be testing, testing, testing, and contract tracing, in light of President Idiot’s recent comments that he ordered his people to “slow the testing down, please,” on Saturday from the lowly attended campaign rally for the Not-So-Great-Chosen-One.
"Here's the bad part: When you do testing to that extent, you're gonna find more people, you're gonna find more cases. So I said to my people, 'slow the testing down please!'" — Trump pic.twitter.com/m5MOV9je70— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 21, 2020
The comment sent the White House scrambling to lie to us about what he meant, which according to them he was “joking,” because that’s totally normal thing to do, while 120,000 plus American’s have died from the pandmice, while millions have been infected, and spikes of the disease are showing across the U.S..
But as he typically does the President Who Drives the Bus right over anyone who attempts to clean up his mess, he doubled down saying testing, “makes us look like we have more cases,” via Twitter.
Monday June 22nd (for those on the West Coast, the timestamp is not accurate to President Idiot’s timezone which is D.C. time, the tweet was issued at 12:48 a.m. D.C. time.)
As if doubling-down on Twitter wasn’t enough to toss his advisor’s under the bus, he tripled-down sort of during an interview Monday morning from the White House.
And one-more time via Twitter on Tuesday…
we would show fewer cases!
We wouldn’t have fewer cases, it would only show that we had fewer cases making us look good.
This is not the first time President I Care More about Looks than Reality has explained that coronavirus testing is a good/bad thing.
Tuesday morning on his way to Arizona to inspect the border wall, President I Don’t Kid, explained that he wasn’t kidding about his remarks from Tulsa’s rally, that said he directed his people to slow testing done.
Other things that will probably be covered regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic include; what therapeutics aid in recovery from the virus, what are their thoughts are on the increase in cases we are seeing around the country, and what progress is being made on a vaccine.
House Committee On Energy & Commerce.
Live Tweeting from the hearing.