Senator Tom Cotton Introducing Legislation That Will Allow Americans To Sue China Over Coronavirus

When it comes to the Coronavirus crisis, no one saw it coming as early as Senator Tom Cotton.

He was ringing alarm bells back in January, when the media was calling him a conspiracy theorist.

Now Cotton has teamed up with Rep. Dan Crenshaw and crafted legislation which will make it possible for Americans to sue China for damages due to Coronavirus.

The New York Post reports:

Lawmakers introduce bill that would let Americans sue China over ‘Wuhan Virus’

Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Dan Crenshaw have introduced legislation that would allow Americans to sue China in federal court over the death and economic damage wrought by the “Wuhan Virus.”

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“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 (R-Ark.) said in a statement.

“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,” he added.

Crenshaw (R-Texas) said Americans “need to hold the Chinese government accountable for their malicious lies and coverup that allowed the coronavirus to spread across the world.”

“The communist regime expelled journalists, silenced whistleblowers, and withheld vital information that delayed the global response to the pandemic,” he added.

Cotton has been a vocal critic of China on Twitter:

Cotton is right.

China must be held accountable.

 

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