A man who started America’s largest home improvement retailer blamed the Democratic Party for ignoring early signs of a worldwide pandemic because its members were too busy trying to impeach the president.

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus has slammed House Democrats for wasting precious time on trying to remove President Donald Trump from office instead of preparing for the looming Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus pandemic.

“This whole country was tied up for 2.5 months on the impeachment, nobody in Congress was doing what they had to do,” he told Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” program. “They should have been investigating what was happening with this pandemic [that] had started in China. They were not aware of it because so they were so focused–The New York Times and The Washington Post, and everybody else was so focused on the impeachment.”

Marcus believes had the Democrats not launched the impeachment inquiry and subsequent trial in the Senate, the federal government would have acted sooner to contain the CCP Virus.

“Everybody including the president, his eyes were focused on it also,” he said. “I think that we lost sight of what was really happening around the corner, now it has caught up with us. Now Maria, it is here, it is here.”

Since the nation’s first CCP Virus case was announced on Jan. 20, more than 367,000 Americans have been infected and over 10,800 died according to the Worldometer website.

Marcus commended the president on championing a variety of measures including keeping a 6-foot distance from others and to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to travel for work, shopping household items, attending medical appointments, or performing outdoor exercise.

“I am a positive thinker and I think that look this president has been hit with something that no president has ever had to deal with,” the entrepreneur said.

He was disappointed to hear House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) was plotting to launch a new probe into the Trump administration’s response to the CCP Virus.

“I just resent the people that are going after him now,” Marcus said. “They are already talking about another impeachment. I hate to tell you that Adam Schiff is already investigating this.”

The entrepreneur believes Schiff and House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are frivolously launching investigations at the expense of hard working taxpayers.

“You know what? I think Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi should start talking about impeaching God,” Marcus said. “I mean God is probably responsible, maybe the Chinese government.”

Host Maria Bartiromo agreed the federal government and mainstream should encourage debate about the CCP’s responsibility in starting the pandemic, and how the Chinese regime should compensate the 1.3 million victims who have fallen ill worldwide according to the Worldometer website.

“For three years, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff were looking for ghosts of Russia collusion [and,] in doing so, in terms of getting the country all crazy over the potential of collusion between the president and the Russians, they completely missed the bigger, much more dangerous actor, and that is China,” she said. “All that time they missed so much that has actually impacted Americans. Most importantly, in my view, is China. That is the story of the day. They are continuing to eat our lunch, and downplay this virus from the get-go.”