Just imagine. The Chinese Communist government allowed a deadly virus to get into its population, quite likely as a result of a screw up at one of its labs, tried to cover it up, failed to contain it within their country, failed to keep it from becoming a worldwide epidemic.
And no serious consequences?
According to Fox News:
House Republicans are not satisfied with the Biden administration’s stance against the Chinese government when it comes to making sure there is a thorough investigation of the coronavirus pandemic.
National Security adviser Jake Sullivan told “Fox News Sunday” that China would face “isolation from the international community” if a proper probe does not take place, but there are those in Congress who would prefer to see more direct – and immediate – action.
“We are well past the time for vague threats and cheap talk,” Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., said in a statement. Wittman went on to say that if the administration “is serious about getting to the truth” about what role China played in COVID-19’s origin, “they must establish tangible consequences should China fail to allow a free and fair investigation into the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
Last week, Wittman and Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., introduced the World Deserves to Know Act, which would impose sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act against members of the Communist Party who are believed to have been involved in limiting free speech, as well as the disappearance of whistleblowers and journalists in connection with the pandemic.