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Newt Gingrich: China Faces 'Burden of Proof' on Coronavirus Blame

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Zakaria Abdelkafi/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 04 May 2020 09:11 AM

China faces the "burden of proof" over whether its actions led to the coronavirus pandemic that is killing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.

"I think if the Chinese wanted to clear this up, the dictatorship could allow American and other western scientists and medical doctors to visit Wuhan, to visit the labs to interview the people involved," Gingrich said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

Further, he said that he thinks Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was "almost certainly right" with his statements that most of the evidence is showing that the virus came from Chinese labs, and "that raises some very serious questions."

"There has been a long period of people warning about the Chinese labs, that they are very badly run," said Gingrich. "By the time this is over, more than 400,000 people worldwide will have died because of the Chinese dictatorship. This is directly the fault of the dictatorship, which as early as November, first cases and as early as the middle of December began to realize that there was an epidemic in Wuhan and lied to the entire planet until very late January and has never allowed any of the western scientists or doctors to come into Wuhan and find out what happened."

Meanwhile, lawmakers should adopt legislation that will allow Americans to seek legal actions against the Chinese government to seek reparations, said Gingrich. 

"I think the Germans have indicated they think the Chinese owe them $149 billion for the damage they did to the German economy," said Gingrich. "The amount here would be incalculably bigger."

Meanwhile, the Senate is returning to work on Monday, but not the House, and Gingrich said there is "no excuse" for that, as "millions of Americans" are taking risks to work and it's "reasonable" to ask lawmakers to do the same. 

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