My father and over 300,000 people have lost their lives because of Trump
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has accused President Donald Trump of being the reason why her father died of Covid-19 due to his “criminal neglect.”
Omar told MSNBC:
“My father and over 300,000 people have lost their lives because of dangerous criminal neglect by Trump and his administration.”
“I agree with Clyburn that it is not enough for us just to issue subpoenas; we have to investigate and prosecute these people who are responsible for these reckless deaths.”
Omar said her father and others who have passed away from COVID-19 are “not here with us because we didn’t have leaders who cared about their lives.
“The president, to this day, has not shown an ounce of compassion to the people who have passed away,” she added.
“My father survived so many things; for him to lose his life to COVID is devastating,” Omar said.
“My father and over 300,000 people have lost their lives because of dangerous criminal neglect by Trump and his Administration.
— Jeremy Slevin (@jeremyslevin) December 17, 2020
A probe into the alleged political interference by the Trump administration was opened by the House coronavirus subcommittee.
Paul Alexander, Health and Human Services scientific advisor, and Michael Caputo were accused of meddling with career scientists’ work.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. released a memo implying to have found evidence of “political interference” by the Trump administration to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s pandemic response.
“So the bottom line is if it is more infectiouness [sic] now, the issue is who cares?” Paul Alexander wrote in a July email obtained by the House subcommittee.
“If it is causing more cases in young, my word is who cares…as long as we make sensible decisions, and protect the elderly [sic] and nursing homes, we must go on with life….who cares if we test more and get more positive tests.”
“There is no other way, we need to establish herd, and it only comes about allowing the non-high-risk groups expose themselves to the virus. PERIOD,” Alexander wrote.
“Infants, kids, teens, young people, young adults, middle-aged with no conditions, etc., have zero to little risk….so we use them to develop herd…we want them infected.”
In his memo, Clyburn wrote:
“The documents released today reinforce the need for HHS to end its obstruction of the Select Subcommittee’s investigation into the political meddling that has hindered the nation’s response to this deadly virus.”
“HHS must produce the critical documents and witnesses it is withholding,” Clyburn continued.
“And CDC Director Robert Redfield must appear for an interview regarding evidence that he ordered CDC staff to delete a key email. Unless the Administration abandons this flagrant obstruction, I will be forced to start issuing subpoenas.”
In October, Omar attacked Trump after he announced he contracted COVID-19.
Omar said in a scathing statement at the time:
“As someone who lost my own father to this virus and seen the pain it causes, I do not wish it on anyone.”
“Over 200,000 people have now died while this Administration actively ignores public health guidance and suppresses science.”
“For months, we have been hoping for a simple acknowledgment from the President—to hear the words, ‘We will get through this together,’” she added.
“And now we only hear those words when it is about him—not the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their lives and the millions whose families have been touched by it because of his malfeasance.”