Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) introduced a bill Thursday that would seek to hold the Chinese Communist regime responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, which is believed to have killed more than 1, 1 million Americans.
If passed in the Republican-controlled House, the China Lied, People Died Act (HR566) would “prohibit the availability of federal funds for programs, projects or activities in the People’s Republic of China until amounts are available for COVID-19.” aid has been reimbursed to the United States and for other purposes.”
“My first order of business in this Congress is to hold China accountable,” Nehls told Fox News Digital. “The Chinese Communist Party [CCP] is solely responsible for the loss of a million lives in the United States and for causing one of the worst economic disasters in our country’s history.”
Nehls added, “With a Republican majority, we will work to force the CCP to pay back the $4.6 trillion in congressionally appropriated funds, as well as the $16 trillion from American taxpayers that resulted from the COVID- 19”.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) has co-sponsored the bill.
Nehls introduced a House resolution Jan. 9 in the same spirit as HR566, which has been referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee. The proposed resolution reads:
“the cover-up of COVID-19 by the…Chinese Communist Party has caused significant economic damage worldwide and cost the U.S. economy $16 billion”;”the domestic product average global gross domestic product fell 3.9 percent between 2019 and 2020, making it the worst recession since the Great Depression”;”the Chinese Communist Party’s calculated cover-up, including the reporting of inaccurate numbers of infections and deaths , allowed COVID-19 to go global”; “the COVID-19 pandemic increased extreme poverty between 88,000,000 and 93,000,000 people. 2020”; and “more than 1,000,000 Americans have died as a result of COVID-19.”
For these and other reasons, the Texas congressman believes China should be held financially accountable.
Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a report in December noting that it was “plausible” that Chinese military researchers possessed the COVID-19 virus “as part of biological weapons research” before of its release to the world as a result of a security incident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
An October Senate report indicated that claims of a natural origin now appear untenable and that “the COVID-19 pandemic was, more likely than not, the result of a research-related incident.”
Beyond their possible culpability for the possible manufacture and release of the virus (ie in the laboratory of the Wuhan Institute of Virology), the Chinese authorities also delayed warning the world about the emergence of the deadly disease, doing everything possible to silence doctors like the deceased. Lie Wenliang, who had tried to raise the alarm.
Communist officials waited until December 31 to alert the World Health Organization, then claimed, “The disease can be prevented and controlled.”
A Five Eyes intelligence dossier in May 2020 accused the CCP of engaging in an “assault on international transparency” to “endanger other countries,” the New York Post reported.
The intelligence dossier indicated that the genocidal Chinese regime had struggled to bury evidence of the virus and its origins, “destroying” laboratory samples, censoring evidence of the spread and denying requests for samples from others countries.
British Conservative politician Bob Seely said in response: “At the end of this, when the dust settles, it is also clear that the West needs to reassess its relationship with China.”
The Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence service indicated in early 2020 that the CCP simultaneously covered up the outbreak while stockpiling critical medical supplies and depriving other countries of items believed to be needed to deal with the virus, NBC reported News.
“We assess that the Chinese government intentionally concealed the severity of COVID-19 from the international community in early January while stockpiling medical supplies by increasing imports and decreasing exports,” the May 1 DHS report said .
In addition to possibly birthing the virus, covering it up, and taking advantage of other nations it left in the dark, the CCP also blocked domestic travel to the interior, while knowingly allowing Chinese citizens infected travel internationally.
The New York Times reported that while Chinese officials began locking down Hubei province, home to Wuhan, they nevertheless continued to allow international travel ahead of the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions were expected to of people returned to their hometowns.
175,000 people left Wuhan on January 1st alone.
Seven million people left Wuhan in January before travel was restricted, thousands of whom the Times said were infected. Thousands of people successfully reached cities around the world. In 900 he arrived in New York; 2,200 in Sydney, Australia; and tens of thousands more in several other cities.
Flights from Wuhan were not canceled until the end of January 2020.
The Weekend Australian reported that a 2015 paper written by Chinese scientists, communists, the military and senior public health officials described SARS coronaviruses as the start of a “new era of genetic weapons”.
The paper notes that these viruses can be “artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, then armed and unleashed in a way never seen before.”
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