Republican State AGs Push for Congressional Hearings on China’s Handling of Coronavirus Pandemic

Policy

[ad_1]

The U.S. Capitol, after Congress agreed to an economic stimulus package created in response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2020 (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

A group of 18 Republican state attorneys general on Monday called on congressional leaders to hold hearings on China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter to the Senate and House leadership, the attorneys general noted the widespread conclusion that China concealed the coronavirus outbreak during its initial stages.

In what Secretary of State Pompeo has described as a classic communist disinformation effort,the Chinese government, aided by the World Health Organization, appears to have intentionally misled the world over the last 6 months,” the letter states. “During this same period, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our states and the Nation. We must all hold China accountable for the devastation and destruction caused by COVID-19.”

You Might Like

One of the signatories to the letter, Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt, has sued the Chinese government for damages stemming from the pandemic. The letter states that “many” of the signatories “are considering similar legal actions.”

In an interview with National Review in April, Schmitt argued that his suit could “ultimately be successful…to the tune of tens of billions of dollars.” The suit “seeks recovery for the enormous loss of life, human suffering, and economic turmoil experienced by all Missourians” during the pandemic. 

Congressional Republicans have already called to investigate aspects of China’s influence over the World Health Organization, as well as Chinese funding and influence at American educational institutions.

Send a tip to the news team at NR.

Zachary Evans is a news writer for National Review Online. He is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces and a trained violist.

[ad_2]

Read the Original Article Here

Articles You May Like

MSNBC Uncorks Fever Dreams of MAGA Killing Democracy — As DirecTV Nixes Newsmax
US and Germany reportedly preparing to send tanks to Ukraine
Former NFL player dies just shy of 26th birthday
Leftist Privilege Gets Lawyer-Turned-Firebomber Off Easy
The NEW Normal

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *