Nancy Pelosi hates this piece of legislation that would get justice for coronavirus victims.
America has let China off the hook for far too long.
Top Republicans made a bold move against China that made Pelosi blow a gasket.
There is now increasing confidence among the American intelligence community that the Chinese coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The circumstantial evidence, while not conclusive, is fairly convincing.
A coronavirus from horseshoe bats happened to escape mere miles away from where China’s researchers were studying the coronavirus from horseshoe bats at China’s only biosafety level 4 laboratory.
It seems unlikely that the coronavirus just happened to emerge mere miles away at a wet market as the Chinese government claims.
Even after the virus emerged, the Chinese government’s priority for secrecy kept the world in the dark for months and they withheld and silenced crucial information.
Yet the Democrats insist that any blame of the Chinese government is xenophobic.
It’s not xenophobic to blame the Chinese government’s criminal negligence or cover-up of the truth.
The Chinese government is responsible for this disaster.
That’s why the new bill brought forward by Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) is so important. It would allow Americans to sue China for damages in federal court.
According to Breitbart News:
By silencing doctors and journalists who tried to warn the world about the coronavirus, the Chinese Communist Party allowed the virus to spread quickly around the globe,” Cotton, an Army veteran, said in a statement.
“Their decision to cover up the virus led to thousands of needless deaths and untold economic harm. It’s only appropriate that we hold the Chinese government accountable for the damage it has caused,” he added.
The bill, dubbed ‘‘Holding the Chinese Communist Party Accountable for Infecting Americans Act of 2020,” asserts that covering up the virus and causing it to spread faster or further than it otherwise would have can be considered a tortious, wrongful act.
The bill could give the United States more leverage to get China to pay for damages it has caused or come to an agreement on settling the claims.
If passed, the bill could put pressure on China to settle claims, or else face potentially millions of claims in federal court.
China should have to pay for the virus that they helped spread.
If China had acted correctly after they found out about the virus back in November of 2019, the whole world would not be under lockdown today.
Chinese government spokesman Zhao Lijian said that the American military might have brought the coronavirus to China.
These are the kind of lies China will keep on telling if they are not held accountable.
It will take years for the world to recover from the damage of the Chinese coronavirus and the lives of those who died can never be replaced.
China can never fully pay the price they have cost the world but they should be forced to at least try.