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China Needs To Be Punished For Causing Coronavirus Pandemic

Jeff Katz
April 10, 2020 - 3:10 pm

During an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity" on Thursday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blamed the Chinese government for the spread of the coronavirus, which has shut down the American economy and killed thousands of Americans.

Graham said, "The first thing I want to do is get the United States Senate on the record where we, we don’t blame Trump, we blame China. The Chinese government is responsible for 16,000 American deaths and 17 million Americans being unemployed. It’s the Chinese government and the way they behave that led to this pandemic. This is the third one to come out of China. I want to make our response to this so overwhelming that China will change its behavior."

He added, "I want to get the medical supply chain back into the United States. I want to stop counseling some debt that we owe to China because they should be paying us. So I think you will see a bipartisan push back against China to punish them so severely to deter them in the future."