Moscow Mitch: Impeachment ‘diverted the attention of the government’ away from coronavirus

“I think it diverted the attention of the government, because everything every day was all about impeachment.”

-Moscow Mitch

The Republican leader in the Senate blamed the Democrats’ push to impeach the president for distracting the government during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking Tuesday on The Hugh Hewitt Show, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell said the spread of COVID-19 that began in China “came up while we were tied down on the impeachment trial.”

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Trump has been criticized for downplaying the virus and responding too slowly.

McClatchy D.C.

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