House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump has killed people by the way he has conducted himself during the coronavirus crisis, and, look, I am not going to say in reply that she has killed anybody.
But I will say this. She has consistently helped thwart the American good over the past several years, and she is doing it right now, not just by her divisiveness, but by having held up a $2 trillion rescue bill and trying to make parts of it obstacles to success.
It was in a CNN interview that she said Trump’s “denial (of the virus threat) at the beginning was deadly,” that he has more recently cost lives by making things seem better than they are and by fiddling around.
Clearly, Trump was too casual early on, but understand that states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can act without his authority and that the bumbling of the administrative state has more than a little to answer for.
Congress was laggard, too. When Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., held an early Senate session on the virus, attention was lacking because of a constitutionally suspect, politically driven impeachment quest.