Allowing citizens to sue China for damage caused by the new coronavirus would ignite fire and would open the United States to the same level of control by other countries around the world, D-Keinstein, D-Calif, said Thursday.
Feinstein, whose remarks came during the Senate Judicial Committee hearing, said: “We are starting a series of unknown events that could be very, very dangerous. I think that’s a huge mistake. “
“Where I live … we hold China as 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 respected country among other nations. And I deeply believe in that. I have been to China many times. I have researched the problems.”
Feinstein said other countries, including China, could decide to use the new legal precedent against the United States, starting a chain reaction that leads to global chaos.
Her comments come three months after Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmidt, a Republican, presented a statement to Fox News about a lawsuit filed against China on behalf of the state, saying that the impact of COVID-19 has led to the infection of thousands of Missouri killed and economically devastated.
“In Missouri, the impact of the virus is very real – thousands are infected and many have died, families are separated by dying loved ones, small businesses are closing their doors, and those who live on wages are struggling 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 People’s Communist Party (CCP) People’s Daily, said the nation was “extremely dissatisfied with the misuse of litigation” by the US leadership and was considering criminal countering individuals, entities and government officials in the United States, including Schmidt.
As the guerrilla divide over China continues to deepen, Democrats refrain from condemning the CCP’s actions, while Republicans in the Senate – along with members of the Trump administration – have chosen to take over the Chinese government.
In addition to Schmidt’s efforts, GOS Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., And Rich Scott, R-Fla., Are critical of the CCP, with Scott going so far as to introduce a Senate bill to protect research into Chinese spy and infiltrator vaccines.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also took a hard line against China, warning government officials of China’s advanced practices regarding US infiltration and later arguing that the CCP posed a real “risk” to America’s security and safety.
In 2018, President Trump hit Feinstein over having a Chinese spy for her staff who served as her driver. Feinstein was allegedly “horrified” when he learned the news, according to Politico. The FBI failed to charge the person, but Feinstein “forced him to retire,” a source told the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Feinstein’s comments came after the results of a new Pew Research Center poll, which found that more than three-quarters of U.S. adults blamed the Chinese government for the global spread of coronavirus, and more than 60 percent said the country had done a bad job. dealing with the consequences of the outbreak.
The survey, which surveyed 1,003 individuals from June 16 to July 14, found that 73 percent of adults in the United States had an unfavorable opinion of China, the most negative estimate for the 15 years in which the research center Pew conducts a survey of the subject.
Dom Calicchio contributed to this Fox News report.