(Tea Party PAC) – The wicked and corrupt Chinese regime has got to pay for the damage they’ve done to the global economy and the hundreds of thousands of lives lost along the way.
Fortunately, we have a commander-in-chief who is not about to let them get away with what they’ve done.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that President Donald Trump is “committed” to holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable for their actions in the spread of the coronavirus.
The administration is looking at options on how to address the CCP’s actions in the near future.
Pompeo told Breitbart News Saturday that he is coordinating with his counterparts around the world and working with President Trump on which “precise mechanisms” may be employed to hold China accountable.
“I don’t want to get out in front of what President Trump will ultimately decide, but I think we all know in this administration that we have to make sure that something like this can never happen again,” Pompeo said of the Trump administration’s plans to address China’s actions.
“That means deterrence. That means setting up processes. The president has already stopped funding to the WHO so that we can evaluate that and figure out which pieces of the WHO might actually work and which pieces don’t so that we can deliver good outcomes and keep Americans safe and make sure this doesn’t happen again. Then, there will come a time, there will come a day when we evaluate what it is that needs to be done to convince the Chinese Communist Party that there are real costs—real costs—connected to this kind of misbehavior. You know this—we say this all the time inside the United States but around the world too, we have to hold nations accountable. I’m talking with many of my counterparts around the world. We have to hold nations accountable for the things and actions that they undertake which create risk, and in this case created enormous loss of life here in the United States. President Trump is committed to doing that. The precise mechanisms we will choose. I want to make sure he gets fully briefed to make those decisions.”
What should the penalty be for #China's role in spreading the #coronavirus? @SecPompeo joins @BreitbartNews Saturday, tomorrow at 11 am ET, to discuss the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party https://t.co/GYAzJnPHxP pic.twitter.com/KLbULPiDmJ
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There is a unanimous agreement among the US Intelligence Community that the virus originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and was subsequently leaked from the lab, which had received funding from American tax dollars thanks to the Obama-era the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The official narrative of the CCP that it originated in a wet market in Wuhan just a stone’s throw away from the WIV.
There’s no doubt, either way, that the virus came from China.
Pompeo told Breitbart that the CCP is preventing American investigators from learning more about the origins of the virus. He noted that the glaring lack of conspiracy from Beijing is thwarting the efforts of public health officials from acquiring the production of a vaccine or other treatments and has slowed the global community’s ability to respond to the virus.
“Sadly, we’re not much further than we were weeks and weeks ago,” Pompeo said when asked how the US’ investigation is going. “The Chinese Communist Party has relentlessly deceived and denied information to the west. We have repeatedly asked to have teams go in and assist them to identify where the virus originated. We know it began in Wuhan, but we don’t know from where or from whom, and those are important things. Your listeners need to know. We still need to know that so we can break the code on this thing. One of the key facts for scientists and epidemiologists to build out vaccines and therapeutics and to identify how this was ultimately delivered to the world. You have to know where patient zero began and how patient zero became infected. Yet, the Chinese Communist Party has at every turn attempted to manage the World Health Organization to manage the information flow, to punish doctors who wanted to talk about this publicly, to undermine the central understandings of transparency that every country has a responsibility to deliver. As a result of that, we still have so many unanswered questions. We, the United States, the world, have so many unanswered questions that are incredibly important so we can address these issues going forward to keep the American people safe. This isn’t political. This isn’t aimed at achieving a political victory. It’s aimed squarely at getting the right health outcomes and saving lives across the world.”
Pompeo went on to explain that the Chinese knew at least as early as December, and even possibly November, the severity of the crisis and that they withheld this information from the rest of the world. If the Chinese had been more transparent from the beginning, Pompeo said the world would have been far more prepared to address the virus.
“We know this much. We know that in December at least, maybe earlier, the Chinese Communist Party came to understand the threat that was presented,” Pompeo said. “Then we watched their actions. I’ve talked about some of them—denying information to the world. We then saw that when the United States made the decision, when President Trump made the decision, to close off travel between the United States and China, we saw China squawk at that and say we shouldn’t be doing that. Even though they had locked down Wuhan, they had not locked down travel all across the world. Those are the kinds of decisions that as you stare at them it is unambiguous that it created increased risk to people who were still traveling around the world. Why? As the Chinese Communist Party knew of the risk of transmission, they were still allowing people to travel outside of China while they had locked down a major city inside of their own country. We know those all to be facts, and we know had they made a different set of decisions at the front end there would have been more time for the entire world—not just the United States but the entire world—to prepare and react to the pandemic that has now spread all across the globe.”