Every American should be unified in condemning China’s actions against us now. indeed, everyone in the world who has been affected by the virus should stand together against the Chinese government.
It isn’t only about lying and covering up the virus, it’s about their continued threatening words and actions against us. Most of the media and Democrats seem to be ignoring that.
The Chinese government are now threatening Republican lawmakers and others like the state of Missouri who are trying to hold them accountable.
State-run media reported Thursday that Republican lawmakers will “face severe consequences” for speaking out against China, pursuing lawsuits, and pushing “anti-China” legislation.
“Republicans who have been groundlessly accusing China and inflaming the ‘holding China accountable’ political farce will face severe consequences, sources said, noting that the aftermath will also impact the upcoming November elections, while business and trade between Missouri and China will be further soured,” the Global Times, a branch of the Communist Party of China’s People’s Daily, wrote in an article. [….]
“We must resolutely hit back at those politicians who, for no reason, undermine China-US ties for their own political benefits. For those who promote anti-China legislation, we need to find out what the business ties are between those officials or their families with China,” one research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences told the paper. “We can’t just strike back symbolically, but should impose countermeasures that could make them feel the pain.”
Here’s the Global Times’ Editor in Chief threatening “punishment.”
To counteract the abuse of anti-China litigation over COVID-19, Beijing is already preparing to take the necessary punishment measures against some members of the US Congress, the state of Missouri, and relevant individuals and entities, sources told Global Times— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) May 13, 2020
They’re threatening the state of Missouri because the Attorney General of Missouri, Eric Schmitt, has filed suit against China to recoup for the deaths and suffering from the pandemic.
Republicans had the perfect response.
So apparently I’m on the Chinese government’s radar now.— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) May 14, 2020
Bring it. https://t.co/kIC5YIbUqf
Brb. Finding a new communist country with gross human rights abuses to do business in. Bonus points if they unleashed a global pandemic on the world. https://t.co/QJU5KKxhTC— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) May 15, 2020
But how do Democrats respond to this stated threat against America and American lawmakers?
Nancy Pelosi claims that efforts to hold China accountable are a "diversion."— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) May 15, 2020
The Chinese Communist Party MUST be held accountable for their lies & for causing the virus to be spread globally.
The Speaker can’t be trusted to lead if she doesn’t recognize the importance of that. pic.twitter.com/Lhjgv1U3ZR
Democrat Joe Biden on President Trump correctly blaming China for lying to the world about coronavirus:— Kingsley Cortes (@KingsleyCortes) May 15, 2020
“And so, I, I just don’t, and now he’s trying to play this China card, I mean, I don’t know wh-, I don’t know wh-, eh, eh this is an usual president” pic.twitter.com/tu9xsy6dhG