An elected official, who is responsible for ensuring the Democratic Party passes legislation in the House, blamed the impact of a deadly Asian disease on the government’s failure to study the world through observation and experiment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has accused the Trump administration of being responsible for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus reaching pandemic levels because it did not act according to science.
“The situation we are in today is a result of Republicans’ rejection of science and their duty to govern,” she said on Twitter.
Pelosi blamed President Donald Trump for joking about Americans injecting a chemical commonly used in disinfectant as a remedy, and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for suggesting state legislatures should declare bankruptcy instead of borrowing money.
“It is a clear visible, within 24 hours, of how the Republicans reject science and reject governance,” she said in a video shared on Twitter. “If you do not believe in science and you do not believe in governance that is their approach.”
Pelosi claimed the Democratic Party follows science and governance.
“We know what governance we need and know that governance has a role,” she said. “I mean science has a role and without science in our decision-making we are not going to be on a very successful path.”
However, she failed to mention a video she removed of herself that appears to encourage Americans to fill the streets of Chinatown in San Francisco. The House speaker, who launched her political career by campaigning in Chinatown, visited a temple, fortune cookie factory, wok shop, and the Canton Bazaar on Grant Avenue.
“We do want to say to people, ‘Come to Chinatown, here we are, we are again careful, safe, and come join us,’” she said according to a video CBS’s KPIX 5 shared on YouTube.
Pelosi seemed happy to disregard a variety of social-distancing measures the Trump administration introduced to help contain the CCP Virus pandemic, including keeping a 6-foot distance from others and staying at home unless it is absolutely necessary to travel for work, shopping for household items, attending medical appointments, or performing outdoor exercise.
“It is exciting to be here, especially at this time to be able to unify with our community,” she said.
She also appeared to go to great lengths to avoid naming the CCP Virus.
“We want to be vigilant about what might be on the–what is out there in other places,” she said. “We want to be careful about how we deal with it.”
Her remarks, prompted the president to slam the House speaker for hypocritically accusing the Oval Office of causing thousands of deaths and ruining the economy since the nation’s first CCP Virus case was announced on Jan. 20.
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi deleted this from her Twitter account [and] she wanted everyone to pack into Chinatown long after I closed the border to China,” the president said on Twitter. “Based on her statement, she is responsible for many deaths [and] she is an incompetent, third-rate politician.”