Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Sen. Tom Cotton have introduced a bill giving Americans the right “to sue China in federal court for “death, injury, and economic harm caused by the Wuhan Virus.”
The authoritarian communist regime of China is under worldwide criticism for allegedly withholding vital information from other nations about the nature and severity of the novel coronavirus. Although the Chinese government has denied any wrongdoing, there is increasing confidence that an active coverup and intentional delays cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars of economic impact across the world.
Because of this, Crenshaw and Cotton are working to give Americans legislation that provides way to fight back.
“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 said in a statement.
Cotton didn’t stop there.
“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,” Cotton said.
Rep. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, said the purpose of the bill was to “hold the Chinese government accountable for their malicious lies and coverup that allowed the coronavirus to spread across the world.”
Crenshaw said China’s actions “cost American lives:”
The communist regime expelled journalists, silenced whistleblowers, and withheld vital information that delayed the global response to the pandemic. Simply put: their actions cost American lives and livelihoods. This bill will help ensure China’s actions are not without consequences.
To read the full text of the bill which is titled, “Holding the Chinese Communist Party Accountable for Infecting Americans Act of 2020,” click here.