SEN. ERNST: To allow the Chinese Communist Party to go unpunished would be a travesty, would result in a continued cycle of lying

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), one of the first female Republican senators to sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee, questioned legal experts about China’s role in the outbreak of COVID-19.

Ernst blasted the Chinese Communist Party for their lying and obstruction of information surrounding the coronavirus, saying: “China has no respect for the law. They will do anything they can to get a leg up…and whether that is stealing sensitive military secrets or letting people die to avoid taking responsibility for the spread of COVID-19. So, what I want to see, and I believe what the majority of Iowans want to see too, is for China to pay for this deadly obstruction. To allow the Chinese Communist Party to go unpunished would be a travesty and it would result in this cycle of lying to go on.” 

Ernst went on to discuss her bill to incentivize pharmaceutical and medical device and supply manufacturers to relocate to the United States. The Iowa senator questioned Attorney General Lynn Fitch of Mississippi about Chinese retaliation for lawsuits regarding COVID-19.