House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is considering proposals allowing Americans to sue China. Specifically, he is looking at bills that allow them to sue the Chinese Communist Party for COVID wrongful deaths or failed businesses.
Hold China Accountable For The Origin of Coronavirus
The move to hold China accountable for the pandemic is growing in light of new evidence surfacing in media outlets. One such report says that the smoking gun is the makeup of the nCoV-2 virus, which shows evidence of laboratory tampering.
In addition, McCarthy posed a lot of questions about China’s actions during the early days of the pandemic. Specifically, he wants to know what China knew and what the country withheld from the world.
He asked “Why did China stop domestic flights but keep international flights? Why did they influence the World Health Organization to lie to the world? Why did they hoard PPE at a time when they knew what was coming?
This is a severe crisis that could have killed millions of Americans. They could have come forward and told us from the very beginning. Now, they don’t want the truth to come out.
They fight it,” he said. The California representative also added that the United States is responsible for holding China accountable.
Investigate, Then Sue China
McCarthy also noted that the US can investigate what really happened in China and hold the CCP accountable. The bigger challenge is getting the lawsuits going.
For this, the US can benefit from asking other countries to join in the push to hold China accountable.“I think there are many ways we can get to the bottom of this, but I think one of the ways you seriously can is to put the judicial system at work as well too.
Let’s get all the information we can and then let’s hold the party responsible for this,” he said. McCarthy wants the country responsible for the pandemic held for damages. This includes the lives lost, businesses closed, jobs lost, and children withheld from learning.
Currently, the House under Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continues to refuse to investigate what happened at the Wuhan Lab in late 2019. Until now, Pelosi has yet to schedule any hearings on the matter.
Even President Joe Biden shut down a State Department investigation that the Trump administration started before his assumption into the White House.
In fact, Biden only called for an investigation after news surfaced from the Wall Street Journal about the Wuhan lab leak. In contrast, McCarthy proceeded with a bipartisan China commission from where Pelosi withdrew from. The panel produced a report on its findings last year.
Dr. Fauci Must Go Now
In addition, McCarthy also wants the controversial Dr. Anthony Fauci gone. The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) kept ignoring calls to investigate the Wuhan labs.
In addition, why is Fauci previously funding the lab with US tax dollars? Why are other countries like Australia pushing for an investigation early in 2020 while the US suddenly went silent?
“Here you have—Americans deserve the truth behind the destruction that unfolded last year. Now we’re finding out that State Department people were threatened to not look into it.
You’ve got China threatening Australia when they want to look into it. You’ve got Dr. Fauci, who I need a chiropractor any time you talk to him because he gives me whiplash switching from one position to the other, McCarthy said.
Sue China For COVID-19 Related Deaths, Illnesses, or Business Failings
In order to sue China, Congress must either amend the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act or pass a bill with a standalone private right of action.
Either way, it will allow Americans to collect damages after losing a loved one or their business to a reportedly man-made disease. “This is something I’ve been working with others on and entertaining it and looking toward legislation like that,” McCarthy said.
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