Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is now being ridiculed all over Twitter after he claimed that the impeachment of Donald Trump distracted the government from getting prepared to handle the coronavirus pandemic.
“It came up while we were, you know, tied down in the impeachment trial,” McConnell told right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt,” The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
“And I think it diverted the attention of the government, because everything, every day, was all about impeachment,” McConnell argued.
McConnell’s comments lead to the hashtag #MitchPlease being used all over Twitter to bash the Senate Majority Leader.
— Scott Lerman (@LermanScott) March 31, 2020
McConnell says the Gov. was too distracted by impeachment to handle coronavirus
How'd that go?
Staff: Senator-experts are saying we must prepare for a coronavirus pandemic!
— Steve Cochran (@CochranShow) March 31, 2020
Why didn't Mitch McConnell and the Republicans use all the time they saved not listening to witnesses to get ready for the coronavirus?#MitchPlease
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) March 31, 2020
— bil (@bilingram) March 31, 2020
#Mitchplease is a hashtag I can get behind and actually use. When the Senate majority was done abdicating its duty in the impeachment proceedings, did they turn to the COVID crisis?
They went after abortion. He held two floor votes on bills restricting abortion on Feb 25.
— Leila Abolfazli (@LeilaAbol) March 31, 2020
— Sister Celluloid (@sistercelluloid) March 31, 2020
The Senate impeachment trial ended Feb. 5th. Trump declared a national emergency March 13th. #Mitchplease
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) March 31, 2020
— Matt Johnson (@HotPockets4All) March 31, 2020
Yeah, Coronavirus was the Impeachment’s fault. That’s the most entitled, self righteous, pass the buck excuse I’ve ever heard in my life!!!
— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) March 31, 2020
Here is a video of our needed PPE going to China.
— K. Sennholz MD (@MtnMD) March 31, 2020
— 🏴☠️ Steal My Memes 🏴☠️ (@Steal_My_Memes) March 31, 2020
Trump didn't participate in the impeachment so no, it didn't impact his COVID response #Mitchplease
— invoke r-e-s-p-e-c-t (@RaisingOneBrow) March 31, 2020
Moscow Mitch McConnell can’t explain away the purposely disastrous MAGA Coronavirus response, so he’s blaming it on impeachment distracting them.
He wasn’t distracted when he blocked impeachment witnesses, blocked election security bills and acquitted a criminal.#Mitchplease
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) March 31, 2020