The Trump campaign hammered Congress for setting up a committee to oversee the implementation of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, casting the panel as the embodiment of a “WITCH HUNT.”
“First, the Democrat’s Russian Collusion Delusion FAILED because WE fought back,” the campaign said in a fundraising email it says was penned by President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE, referring to the Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN’s Toobin warns McCabe is in ‘perilous condition’ with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill’s 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE investigation. “Then, their Impeachment Hoax FAILED because WE fought back even harder.”
Click Here: brisbane lions guernsey 2019 “NOW, they are trying to weaponize a new coronavirus committee against me, and if we’re going to withstand this attack, we’ll need to fight back even harder than ever before. This is the third WITCH HUNT in THREE YEARS,” it added.
The campaign said it was raising funds for a new “presidential defense fund” for the president’s “most loyal defenders” to fight “this nasty battle against the Left.”
Trump has repeatedly bristled against oversight efforts by various branches of the government, casting himself as a victim of partisan “hoaxes” and “witch hunts” in an apparent attempt to energize his base.
Congress set up an oversight committee as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package signed into law this month to help review the implementation of the mammoth law. However, the five-member panel has yet to be enacted, as Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Pelosi: Georgia primary ‘disgrace’ could preview an election debacle in November MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote GOP senator to try to reverse requirement that Pentagon remove Confederate names from bases No, ‘blue states’ do not bail out ‘red states’ MORE (R-Ky.) are still deciding who to pick as its chairman.
The Congressional Oversight Commission is one of three oversight mechanisms established in the relief package, though the other two measures have been thrust into controversy.
Trump has nominated an inspector general for pandemic response to oversee the same $500 billion as the congressional panel, though the pick, a White House lawyer, has faced backlash from Democrats who claim he cannot be impartial.
Trump also demoted the Pentagon watchdog who had been named to lead a panel of current inspectors general, and no replacement has been announced.