Allowing citizens to sue China for the damage caused by the new coronavirus will have a negative impact and open the United States to the same level of control by other countries, Senator Dianna Feinstein, D-California, said Thursday.
Feinstein, who remarked during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, said: “We are starting a series of unknown events that could be very, very dangerous. I think this is a huge mistake.”
“Where I live … we consider China a potential trading partner,” she said earlier. “As a country that has lifted tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time. And as a country that is growing into a respectable nation among other countries. And I deeply believe that. I have been to China a number of times. I have studied the issue.”;
Feinstein said other countries, including China, could decide to use a new legal precedent against the United States by launching a chain reaction that would lead to global chaos.
Her comments come three months after Missouri Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, filed a lawsuit against Fox News over a lawsuit filed against China on behalf of the state, claiming that the impact of COVID-19 led to thousands of Missourians being infected , killed and economically devastated.
“In Missouri, the impact of the virus is very real – thousands have become infected and many people have died, families have separated from dying loved ones, small businesses are closing their doors, and those who live on wages are trying to put food on their table,” he wrote. .
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Following the lawsuit, an article published in the Global Times, a branch of the Chinese Communist Party’s Daily Daily (CCP), said the nation was “extremely dissatisfied with the abuse of justice” by the US leadership and was considering punitive countermeasures against physical violence. individuals, institutions, and U.S. government officials, including Schmitt.
As party divisions over China continue to deepen, Democrats have refrained from condemning the CCP’s actions, while Senate Republicans – along with members of the Trump administration – have decided to take the lead in the Chinese government.
In addition to Schmitt’s efforts, GOP MP Josh Hawley, R-Mo., And Rich Scott, R-Fla., Have publicly criticized the CCP, and Scott will go so far as to introduce a Senate bill that would protect vaccine research from Chinese spies and infiltrators.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also took a hard line against China, warning state governors of China’s difficult US infiltration practices and later arguing that the CCP posed a real “risk” to America’s security and safety.
In 2018, President Trump defeated Feinstein for having a Chinese spy in her state work as her driver. As reported by Politico, Feinstein was “damaged” when she learned the news. The FBI was unable to charge the person, but Feinstein “forced him to retire,” a source told the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Feinstein’s remarks came after a new poll by the Pew Research Center found that more than three-quarters of American adults blamed the Chinese government for the global spread of coronavirus, and more than 60 percent said the country had done a bad job of dealing with the outbreak.
A survey of 1,003 people, conducted from June 16 to July 14, found that 73 percent of U.S. adults have an unfavorable view of China, the most negative rating in 15 years that the Pew Research Center conducted the survey subject.
Fox News’ House of Calicchio took part in this report.