The GOP has had enough of China not facing the consequences of releasing this wretched virus around the world and they’re making some major moves against the communist nation.
Trump already laid the groundwork with his Defense Production Act, which promotes small businesses to start manufacturing medical supplies, but the GOP is taking it even further by bolstering it to cut off medical supplies from China.
Peter Navarro, the top trade adviser to Trump, this week warned the U.S. must shift supply chain reliance away from other nations, including China.
“One of the things that this crisis has taught us, sir, is that we are dangerously overdependent on a global supply chain,” Navarro said. “Never again should we rely on the rest of the world for our essential medicines and countermeasures.”
Rep. French Hill, a Republican, last week introduced a bill dovetailing with the DPA that would diversify America’s medical supply chain, with the intention of making the country less dependent on foreign manufacturers, such as China. [Washington Examiner]
Not only that, but Trump, Martha McSally, Nikki Haley and Lindsey Graham are all fighting to cut funds to the World Health Organization and hold China accountable for the economic effects from COVID-19.
Trump this week called for a halt on funding to the World Health Organization, which critics say is too sympathetic to the agenda of the Chinese government.
“We’re going to put a hold on money sent to the WHO. We’re going to put a very powerful hold on it, and we’re going to see,” Trump said Tuesday. “They called it wrong. They call it wrong. They really, they missed the call.”
Nikki Haley, a former Republican governor of South Carolina and the ambassador to the United Nations under Trump, agreed.
“If anything, we deserve to hold them accountable,” Haley said, regarding China’s reporting of the coronavirus outbreak.
Members of Congress’s upper chamber have also sounded the alarm on malfeasance on China’s part regarding global health and undue influence on international coalitions.
“I’ve never trusted a communist. And their cover-up of this virus that originated with them has caused unnecessary deaths around America and around the world,” said Republican Sen. Martha McSally. “The WHO needs to stop covering for them. I think [WHO Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom] needs to step down. We need to take some action to address this issue. It’s just irresponsible. It’s unconscionable what they have done here while we have people dying across the globe.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham said, “If it were up to me, the whole world should send China the bill for the pandemic.” [Washington Examiner]
This is what Americans want to see!
China deserves some kind of punishment for unleashing COVID-19 on not just America, but around the entire world.
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