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Sen. Cotton: China "Must Be Made To Pay The Price" For Coronavirus


Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, discussed moving American manufacturing away from China and how to punish the communist leadership for the coronavirus outbreak. In an interview with FNC's Sean Hannity, Cotton proposed amending the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to be able to sue China in U.S. courts.

SEN. TOM COTTON (R-AR): Since January, I've said it seems to be highly coincidental that this very contagious virus originated just a few hundred yards or maybe a couple miles from laboratories where the Chinese Communist Party researches coronaviruses.

Bret Baier's reporting tonight, if it bears out, shows that the Chinese Communist Party is responsible for every single death, every job lost, every retirement nest egg lost from this coronavirus, and Xi Jinping and his Chinese Communist apparatchiks must be made to pay the price. If that turns out to be true...

I think we need to make the American courts open for Chinese communist leaders. I have legislation that would modify the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to do just that. I think that we're going to begin to see a massive shift of manufacturing capacity into China and into the United States, or at least a friendly, allied country, which would be devastating to the Chinese economy.

Just imagine, not just in America, but all around the world, the demands for accountability and consequences on the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman Xi if it turns out that Chinese negligence and then Chinese corruption and treachery was responsible for unleashing this pandemic on the world.

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