Trey Gowdy has a new target in his sights.
The former South Carolina Congressman is among the millions of Americans who want to see the Chinese government held responsible for their lies and cover ups that allowed the coronavirus to spread unchecked across the globe.
And now Trey Gowdy stepped up with one ultimatum that was the one thing China feared the most.
The Chinese government spent weeks – and possibly months – denying that the coronavirus outbreak existed.
China’s lies about there being no evidence of human to human transmission cost governments around the world precious time that could have been spent preparing for a possible pandemic.
Americans want accountability for this dishonesty and negligence.
Appearing on Fox News, Trey Gowdy said there was no point in trying to use the courts or any international organization to hold China accountable because those mechanisms were toothless.
“There are international entities, whether it’s the United Nations, the World Health Organization, there’s the International Court of Justice, there are actually treaties that govern the interactions of countries as it relates to infectious disease. But those are toothless,” Gowdy explained.
“You’ve got the American courts, but you have to get around the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act, and if you get around that, you’ve got proof problems. I mean, how is an individual American supposed to get information from China when the rest of the world cannot?”
Instead, Gowdy told the Fox audience that President Trump should “hit them where it hurts the most” and that was financially.
Gowdy suggested banning Chinese students from studying at American universities and deducting what we think China owes us for the economic and devastation and loss of life resulting from the coronavirus pandemic from what America owes China.
“The Trump administration doesn’t need to go to court to hold China accountable. You can hit them where it hurts the most. You can ostracize them on the world stage, quit letting their students come here and study, you can make them a pariah, but most importantly you can start deducting the amount of money we owe them and other countries owe them, deduct our costs including the loss of life, but all of the other costs, start deducting that, and then see what China’s reaction is,” Gowdy concluded.
America owes China over $1.07 trillion in new debt and China sends some percentage of students to American universities to act as spies.
Gowdy believes America can help solve our debt crisis, protect American national security and hold China accountable all in one fell swoop.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.