Comedian Chris Rock strongly criticized the Democratic Party, specially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, for letting “the pandemic come in” to the U.S. because they were busy trying to impeach President Donald Trump from office.
In an interview, Rock said, “Part of the reason we’re in the predicament we’re in is, the president’s a landlord. No one has less compassion for humans than a landlord.”
Rock continued, “Did you ever see that movie ‘The Last Emperor,’ where like a 5-year-old is the emperor of China? There’s a kid and he’s the king. So I’m like, it’s all the Democrats’ fault. Because you knew that the emperor was 5 years old. And when the emperor’s 5 years old, they only lead in theory. There’s usually an adult who’s like, “OK, this is what we’re really going to do.” And it was totally up to Pelosi and the Democrats. Their thing was, “We’re going to get him impeached,” which was never going to happen. You let the pandemic come in. Yes, we can blame Trump, but he’s really the 5-year-old.”
The Hollywood actor’s sentiments are the same as several lawmakers’.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, for one, had slammed the Democrats for being more concerned about the impeachment case while the pandemic was in its early stages in China.
Graham wrote on Twitter, “When it comes to the month of February, most Democrats and the media were more worried about impeaching President @realDonaldTrump than coronavirus. We voted to acquit President Trump on February 6. During that time, Democrats were making witness requests which – if they had been granted – would have extended the trial through most of February. Very sad, very dangerous.”
Additionally, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell previously said that the pandemic struck “while we were tied down on the impeachment trial” which ” diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment.”
President Trump said this of Speaker Pelosi, “All she did was focus on impeachment. She didn’t focus on anything having to do with pandemics, she didn’t focus on — she focused on impeachment and she lost. And she looked like a fool.”