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McConnell’s Excuse For Trump's Botched Coronavirus Response Isn’t Fooling Tweeters

"Why didn't Mitch McConnell and the Republicans use all the time they saved not listening to witnesses to get ready for the coronavirus?" one person fired back.

People on Twitter aren’t buying Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) excuse for President Donald Trump’s haphazard response to the coronavirus pandemic.

McConnell on Tuesday claimed the House impeachment of Trump and the subsequent Senate trial “diverted the attention of the government” away from the developing public health crisis “because everything, every day, was all about impeachment.”

“It came up while we were, you know, tied down in the impeachment trial,” McConnell told conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt.

Critics made the #MitchPlease hashtag trend on Twitter as they bashed McConnell for suggesting that Trump ― who downplayed the threat of the virus for weeks ― and his government could not focus on more than one task at once.

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