Pelosi creating special committee to make sure Trump doesn't screw up coronavirus response
Saying «we need transparency and accountability,» House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she is creating a special House committee, overseen by Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, «to examine all aspects of the federal response to the coronavirus and ensure the taxpayers dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent.» The committee “will root out waste, fraud and abuse; it will protect against price-gauging, profiteering and political favoritism,« Pelosi told reporters during a press call.
That's in direct response to Trump’s signing statement on the latest coronavirus stimulus bill in which he declared his intent to override the safeguards Congress put in to prevent, well, »price-gauging, profiteering and political favoritism" from the administration. But there's also the question of the sheer incompetence of Trump and his whole team to consider. It's a humongous job getting $2 trillion (and counting) in programs implemented quickly and efficiently, even if the administration doing it is a normal one that actually cares about governing. This one is not normal.