US Lawmakers Call to Hold CCP Accountable for Its “Reckless Actions” in COVID-19 Pandemic
(Minghui.org) As President Trump is preparing to reopen America after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many lawmakers in the US are also introducing bills and calling for investigations to hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable for the “worst cover-up in human history.”
The “Justice for Victims of COVID-19 Act”
On April 14, 2020, Sen. Josh Hawley introduced the “Justice for Victims of COVID-19 Act,” which would eliminate China’s sovereign immunity and create a private right of action against the Chinese government for silencing whistleblowers and withholding critical information regarding the coronavirus.
Sen. Josh Hawley
If the bill is passed, it will make the government of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) liable for civil claims in U.S. courts by:
– Making the CCP liable for civil lawsuits in U.S. courts by establishing a private right of action, for any reckless action it took that caused the pandemic in the U.S;
– Allowing courts to freeze the Chinese government so victims can enforce their claims;
– Establishing the Justice for Victims of COVID-19 Task Force at the State Department to investigate how the CCP and the World Health Organization distorted and covered up the outbreak, as well as leading an international effort to secure compensation from the Chinese government.
Sen. Hawley said in a statement, “There is overwhelming evidence that the Chinese Communist Party’s lies, deceit, and incompetence caused COVID-19 to transform from a local disease outbreak into a global pandemic. We need an international investigation to learn the full extent of the damage the CCP has inflicted on the world and then we need to empower Americans and other victims around the world to recover damages. The CCP unleashed this pandemic. They must be held accountable to their victims.”
I’ve seen several articles on this, and it is nice to see some activity toward getting it to actually happen.
There seems to be some interest now.
Trey Gowdy on holding China accountable for coronavirus: ‘There are lots of ways we can hold China down’
Trey Gowdy on whether China will be held accountable for the COVID-19 crisis
Former congressman Trey Gowdy appeared on “Watters’ World” Saturday and reacted to Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, introducing legislation that would allow Americans to sue China over the coronavirus.
“We need a change in the law because of the Sovereign Immunity Act, which makes it almost impossible to sue other countries in U.S. District Court,” Gowdy said, commending the legislators. “You sue, you’re going to have the challenges of getting the information from China, the discovery, as we call it, in the legal realm.”
“And then the damages. I mean, if you’ve lost your life or lost your business or suffered injury, you’re entitled to damages,” Gowdy added.
MALICE OR INCOMPETENCE? [WATCH] Tom Cotton Condemns China’s ‘Deliberate Evil Act That Unleashed This Pandemic on the World’.
Just to be clear, it’s pretty easy to see how China could have gotten into this mess originally by trying to cover up like a cat on a tile floor. But once they started not reporting cases and pushing propaganda about it really being a US virus, they were well into the second choice.