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Sen. Blackburn: China 'Made Global Pandemic Worse'

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By    |   Thursday, 02 April 2020 08:12 AM

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said China should be held accountable for the coronavirus pandemic and waive some of the U.S. debt.

Her comments came during a WVNN radio interview on “The Jeff Poor Show.” Poor detailed the interview in an article for Breitbart News.

During the interview she was asked if there are ways to hold China accountable for the virus.

“Indeed there is,” Blackburn said. “One of the things is my Senate Resolution 553, which it expresses the sense of the Senate — that we know this came from Wuhan, China, and that they hid the information and were not transparent, that they blocked the World Health Organization and the CDC from coming in to help.  And we hold them accountable.

“I will tell you I think we need to look at the fact that China owns over a trillion dollars of our debt. They like investing in us. Why do they like that? Because we are a safe debt for them — a safe place for them to put their money.

“And knowing that they have made a global pandemic worse than it ever would have been because of their action — they should waive some of our debt. They have caused us a tremendous amount of loss of life, loss of businesses, suffering, inconvenience, shutting down our economy.”

She also called for bringing back elements of manufacturing from China.

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, announced Wednesday he is introducing legislation in the House designed to curtail drug manufacturing in China and other nations and bring it back to the U.S.

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