Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is being held accountable for falsely claiming yesterday that the Trump administration and Republicans in Washington were not left with “any kind of game plan for something like” coronavirus. This is the GOP’s latest attempt to try and shift blame to the previous administration for President Trump’s dangerously inadequate handling of the pandemic preparation and response effort, as Republicans grow nervous that “they could lose control of the Senate this fall.”
CNN reviewed McConnell’s claims and found them to be “clearly untrue” — the Obama administration left the Trump administration a detailed playbook and also led an additional in-person pandemic response exercise.
By Daniel Dale
May 12, 2020
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