'Disgusting' Nancy Pelosi slammed for 'unbecoming reaction' to Donald Trump's COVID fightOctober 5, 2020
NANCY Pelosi was slammed for her "unbecoming reaction" to Donald Trump's coronavirus battle.
On Sunday, House Minority Leader Rep Kevin McCarthy labelled Pelosi's reaction to the news Trump had COVID-19 as "rather disgusting."
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The California congressman criticized the House Speaker on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Features” after she called Trump's behavior a “brazen invitation” to get the disease.
“This is uncalled for, especially in this time and place," McCarthy raged. “Other nations are watching America. This is the one time we could unite together.
"[Trump] is sitting here trying to work with this speaker to get a COVID relief package together and these are the comments that she makes? It’s really unbecoming of that position.”
McCarthy spoke to Trump on Friday and said the president is most concerned about the virus spreading to others.
He also addressed the newly released declassified Russian intelligence, which claimed Hillary Clinton “had approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal” Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Details about the supposed "Russia hoax" was contained in a September 29 letter from Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe to Senator Lindsey Graham.
The letter acknowledged that American intelligence officials didn't know whether this was accurate, exaggeration, or a lie.
“No one in Congress, the House or the Senate, has ever seen this information, even though we have spent all these years investigating,” McCarthy said.
“Now remember [former FBI agent] Peter Strzok, he was on Crossfire Hurricane and the Mueller Report, and never once did this intelligence show up anywhere.
"This is the biggest news that didn’t get reported.”
McCarthy described the investigation as a “waste” of two years because ex-CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, and Barack Obama never brought it before Congress.
“This should drive every member of Congress to go get the underlying information that John Ratcliffe has just made transparent to the world,” the congressman said.
However, the Associated Press noted that the information in the letter is unverified and its release has been described as a political move ahead of the November 3 election.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the letter hours before the first presidential debate.
Nick Shapiro, the former CIA deputy chief of staff under Brennan, told the AP that Russian interference in the 2016 election was very real.
“Trump’s own head of counterintelligence has publicly stated that the Russians are once again helping Donald Trump,” Shapiro said. “Ratcliffe should be ashamed of his blatant politicization of his position.
Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, called its release “disturbing” and a “politicization of intelligence.”
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