By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso believes congressional Democrats aren’t focusing on the real issues the nation is facing and are instead focusing all of their attention on impeaching former President Donald Trump.
Barrasso shared these thoughts during an appearance on Fox News with Stuart Varney on Thursday, not long before Trump’s Senate impeachment trial resumed.
“They’re impeaching a former president,” Barrasso said. “They’re not focusing about the issues that I hear back home in Wyoming, which is getting back to work, getting kids back in school and getting this virus behind us.”
He again criticized President Joe Biden for the executive orders stopping production of the Keystone XL pipeline and the moratorium on oil and natural gas leases on federal lands, a move Barrasso and other Wyoming officials have spoken out against.
Varney also asked Barrasso’s medical opinion on the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention’s recent recommendation for people to wear two masks to prevent even further spread of the virus.
“The CDC is saying ‘Let’s do some things that we can protect ourselves with until everybody gets vaccinated,'” the senator said. “I think we ought to listen to the CDC.”