Pelosi New House Committee Coronavirus Oversight ‘would have subpoena power that’s for sure’

As President Trump mobilizes the nation to combat the coronavirus pandemic and the economic consequences of stay at home policies, Democrats are launching new investigations of the president and his administration.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the formation of a special House committee to investigate the administration’s handling of the public health crisis and she added the committee “…would have subpoena power that’s for sure.”

Pelosi introduced the House Select Committee modeled after the Truman Commission.

The Speaker again accused the president of costing American lives because of his response to the coronavirus threat.

President Trump responded, saying, “This is not the time for politics,” and called the investigations a “witch hunt.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called Pelosi’s actions “pure politics.”

Pelosi picked Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) to head the committee.

Clyburn viewed the coronavirus relief bill as “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision,” and he recently called the president a racist.

Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) is also seeking an investigation of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus.

Schiff criticized the president for a poor response to the crisis that resulted in “catastrophic consequences.”

Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) responded on social media.

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) also criticized President Trump.

By starting a new round of investigations of President Trump and his administration, Democrats are trying to exploit the coronavirus crisis for their political advantage.