The Chinese government’s coverup of the initial coronavirus outbreak had catastrophic consequences for the rest of the globe.
A pandemic rages that has killed nearly 150,000 around the world and over 34,000 Americans.
And now these two military veterans just hit China with this nasty coronavirus surprise.
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton served in the Iraq War and Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw lost an eye when he served as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan.
Together they introduced legislation allowing the “Holding the Chinese Communist Party Accountable for Infecting Americans 6 Act of 2020,” which allows Americans citizens to sue the Chinese government in court.
The bill asserts that the Chinese government’s negligence and deceit in hiding the true scope of the outbreak left the world flatfooted to the dangers of the virus.
“Chinese Government officials have intentionally underreported or altered official numbers of COVID–19 infections and deaths in China, leading world health experts to make flawed analyses that severely underestimated the nature and seriousness of COVID–19,” the bill reads.
Cotton and Crenshaw’s legislation also states that had China come clean sooner the virus could have been contained in Wuhan, the epicenter of the initial outbreak.
“Academic studies have shown that, had appropriate interventions occurred to stop the spread of COVID–19 even just weeks earlier, the spread of COVID–19 would have been severely curtailed,” the legislative text stated.
Finally, the “Holding the Chinese Communist Party Accountable for Infecting Americans 6 Act of 2020” directly accused China of responsibility in the death and economic devastation the coronavirus unleashed on America.
“The cover-up of COVID–19 by the Chinese Government — has caused significant death, injury, and economic harm in the United States and around the world; and is, at minimum, grossly negligent behavior causing significant injury.”
This legislation will help the United States government exert leverage over China when the United States – and the rest of the world – seeks restitution from the Chinese over their responsibility for this global catastrophe.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.