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Trump coronavirus response would face 9/11 Commission-style scrutiny under Dem plan

Trump coronavirus response would face 9/11 Commission-style scrutiny under Dem plan

Three Democratic senators – Dianne Feinstein of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania – introduced legislation Wednesday to create a bipartisan commission on the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The proposed 10-member commission would be similar to the 9/11 Commission that investigated the terror attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon and would have the same “partisan balance,” according to Feinstein’s office.

But despite the numbers, President Trump insisted Wednesday that the U.S. would soon rebound from the outbreak, which has killed more than 128,000 Americans.

The Democrats' plan, the National Commission on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Act ,is sponsored by more than a dozen other Democratic senators, including Sens.

According to the plan, commissioners -- who would include relevant experts in a variety of fields, including public health, intelligence, epidemiology and emergency preparedness -- would hold hearings and give a full accounting on the handling of the coronavirus on federal, state and local levels and the private sector.

Source: www.foxnews.com
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