Dems Aid China By Blocking Probe Into Beijing’s Coronavirus Deceit
t’s become quite clear that the Democrat Party hates our own president so much they would rather protect Communist China than see justice done on behalf of their own constituents.
This week, minority Republicans pushed for an investigation into China’s culpability for the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s efforts into covering up the outbreak once it began.
But instead, majority Democrats blocked them, choosing Beijing over their own country.
“Coronavirus Committee Dems won’t let us investigate China’s cover-up,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) tweeted. “Why? – China’s lies caused global suffering & economic devastation – China undermined our efforts to combat the virus – China is reportedly trying to steal our vaccine research They must be held accountable.”
Coronavirus Committee Dems won't let us investigate China's cover-up. Why?— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) May 21, 2020
– China's lies caused global suffering & economic devastation
– China undermined our efforts to combat the virus
– China is reportedly trying to steal our vaccine research
They must be held accountable. pic.twitter.com/U2Ye9kO7c4
Instead, the committee’s Democrat majority, whose members are more ideologically aligned with the ChiComs than they are with most Americans, are going to focus on President Donald Trump’s response to a pandemic he neither created, covered up, or exacerbated in any way.
PJ Media notes:
Republicans on the committee have repeatedly asked about opening an investigation into China. Lauren Fine, Scalise’s communications director, told PJ Media that in a hearing on Thursday, Republicans on the committee again asked about looking into China, and Democrats again refused them.
“It’s disappointing—but not surprising—that Congressional Democrats have harsher words for President Trump, rather than the Communist Chinese regime responsible for wreaking havoc against our citizens and the rest of the world,” Fine said.
“Republicans on the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis will continue to press for answers on the origins of this crisis and accountability from the Chinese government and World Health Organization for their deception, and would urge Democrats to put their personal vendetta against President Trump aside to join us in this effort,” she added.
Rather than casting aspersions at Beijing’s ChiComs, whom our own intelligence community has determined hid the severity of COVID-19, Democrats are blaming it on Trump though they know he had nothing to do with the virus’ creation or spread.
The Department of Homeland Security said in a four-page report earlier this month that the ChiComs downplayed the significance of the coronavirus so they could stock up on the medical supplies needed to protect their own people from the outbreak — leaving the U.S. high and dry.
What’s more, Chinese leaders have threatened American lawmakers and state officials for introducing or taking measures aimed at holding Beijing accountable. That, too, is just find and dandy with Democrats.
“The Chinese government is lashing out at those in the U.S. who are appropriately trying to hold them accountable for intentionally misleading us about the nature of the novel coronavirus, where it was spreading and how quickly things were getting out of control. I consider their threats a badge of honor,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said after the threat.
Also, as the British think tank the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) put it, “From the outset, the CCP tried to censor attempts by Chinese citizens to identify and publicise the truth concerning the origins, nature and dangers of the virus. Not all of these censorship efforts succeeded, and a considerable body of independent, corroborative data came to light.”
But no matter. Democrats aren’t interested in holding China to account, which says much more about them that it does China.