Comedian Chris Rock says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats dropped the ball on the coronavirus pandemic by focusing on impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
The “Fargo” television series star spoke to The New York Times for a wide-ranging interview this week when the conversation turned to the pandemic, race issues, and former President Obama.
“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,” Mr. Rock told writer Dave Itzkoff for Wednesday’s piece. “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