By: Brian Evans

Senate Democrats blocked bipartisan legislation to address the shortage of respirators and face masks as concerns about coronavirus continue to grow.

The Gateway Pundit reported that…

The bill, which was obstructed on Thursday, would have increased access to “vitally-needed respirators,” according to Senate Republicans.

Sponsored by Republican Senator Deb Fischer and Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema, the bill would amend the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to address the shortage and ensure that all respirators certified by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “are eligible for the same federal liability protections as other medical products, vaccines, and drugs.”

Senator Fischer wrote…

Today the Senate could have passed my bill w/ @SenatorSinema to address the shortage of respirators during this #COVID19 outbreak. As a result of the objection from @SenateDems, the health and safety of our health care providers and first responders is at risk.

Breitbart News also reported

Echoing comments made on Twitter in a statement issued Thursday, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), one of the bill’s sponsors, declared…

“The Senate had an opportunity to act quickly and pass my bipartisan bill to address the shortage of respirators facing our country during this coronavirus outbreak. As a result of the objection from Senate Democrats, the health and safety of our health care providers and first responders is at risk. I will continue to seek a way forward for this critical legislation.”

Then, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lambasted Senate Democrats for blocking the bill., as he stated…

“@SenatorFischer’s bipartisan PREP Act would expand medical professionals’ access to vitally-needed respirators and create certainty for mask manufacturers. It is not controversial. The Senate could have passed it today. But Senate Democrats refused to let it move forward.”

Ironically, this wasn’t the first time that Democrats were instrumental in mishandling the coronavirus response, due to their hatred for political enemies! In fact, they were so focused on impeachment in January, they ignored the Coronavirus outbreak while President Trump worked to prevent the rapid spread from China, by placing a travel ban on ground zero of the virus outbreak!

In fact, The Washington Post columnist’s Henry Olsen stated on Thursday’s Sirius XM edition of Breitbart News Tonight that…

“Why was no one on the Democratic side taking the leadership that they claim they want in order to educate the American people? We spent the first month of this year dealing with impeachment 24-7-365. Do you think any of that time might have been better spent talking about what Americans could do to deal with this? Again, if it’s so blindingly obvious, whose fault is that?”

“It’s not President Trump who said, ‘Gee, I just would really like to be the first president impeached in 20 years.’ It’s the other side. So again, I think that there’s a lot of attempts to say, ‘Look at Trump! Look at Trump! Look at Trump!’ and I think Trump could have acted faster, and on the other hand, he had his mind on something that he didn’t want to be thinking about and it wasn’t something that was conducive to the life and health of Americans.”

“It seems like a million years ago, but we are five weeks away from when impeachment was finally resolved by the Senate, and we’re maybe four weeks away from people talking about [if] John Bolton [will] testify before the House. This is not anything that should be laid at the desk of President Trump. This is the priority of the other side that decided they would rather talk about this then talk about how to deal with the possibility of a pandemic, or to bring it up if they felt the president wasn’t paying attention to it, to bring it up in a rational way.”

Olsen went on to slam Joe Biden’s attack against the President’s response, after Biden made blatantly false and misleading statements about the President’s response! In fact, Olsen stated…

“Joe Biden gave this speech today about presidential leadership,” Olsen stated, “Well, presidential leadership, if I listen to the experts, should have been done two months ago. Where was Joe Biden when his campaign was faltering in Iowa, was dying in the snows of New Hampshire? Maybe talking about a virus and a pandemic and how he was ahead of the curve and thinking about the lives and health of Americans, maybe that would have been a good thing to be talking about instead of talking about the things he’s been talking about.”

Via: Breitbart News…

In other words, while the Democrats continue to focus on using the coronavirus for political gains, they are scaring Americans, as President Trump takes bold and correct actions!

Olsen added that…

“Either it wasn’t as blindingly obvious as we hear, or there’s a lot of bipartisan blame for overlooking the obvious. You can’t have it both ways. Let’s look at Europe. Everybody on the left wants us to be more like Europe. Is there a single European country where they can say, ‘Gee, if only we had been more like the Germans, or only we had been more like the Swedes?’ No, there is nobody in the Western world [who handled this well]. There are Eastern semi-democracies like Singapore which did it well. We’ve got more collectivist democracies like South Korea that really shut down in a way that might have been pushed back on early, but certainly, they didn’t catch it at the containment phase as early as has been recommended. There is nobody who did it, and if nobody did it right, maybe we shouldn’t spend a lot of time singling out one person for allegedly doing it wrong.”

Therefore, ultimately, President Trump has proven to be a leader in this fight against a global pandemic, while the Democrats continue to try to politicize it, much like they have with every agenda problem item Americans have faced! In all, Americans know the truth, and the radical, hate-driven left continues to dig its hole deeper and deeper, as President Trump proves to be the leader that Americans have longed for, since President Ronald Reagan!