• Pardon Me, Mme. Speaker, but Perhaps It’s Time to Blame China, Not Trump

    Surge Summary: Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi is threatening an investigation of what President Trump knew and when he knew it re the coronavirus outbreak. Perhaps the Senate’s efforts would be better focused on China’s misdeeds in the lead up to and unfolding of this global catastrophe?

    by Gary Bauer

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that when this crisis has passed, there will be an investigation of what President Trump knew and when he knew it.  In other words, they want a Watergate-style investigation that will become the left’s new impeachment rallying cry.

    What Pelosi should be doing is putting a commission together to discover what the Chinese Communist Party knew and when they knew it.  That would actually be good for the American people to know.

    The Chinese Communist Party lied to its own people.  It arrested doctors who warned about the outbreak.  It lied about the severity of the disease, insisting it wasn’t contagious.   And it is lying to the rest of the world even today.  For example:

    It is shocking how dependent we are on medical products made in China, including the forehead scanning thermometers. The head of a Chinese factory was caught in an online conversation recently joking about miscalibrating thermometers sent to America so that the virus spreads.

    Coincidentally, Carol and I had just ordered one of those thermometers.  I checked the package and, sure enough, it was stamped “Made in China.”

    Serious people have questioned whether the outbreak was intentional or the result of an accident at a biological research facility in Wuhan.  That would be another good topic of investigation, Speaker Pelosi.

    Meanwhile, there’s shocking news about a number of Chinese scientists carrying live virus strains through U.S. airports in their carry-on luggage.  The FBI labeled three such incidents as “biosecurity risks.”

    And while we’re at it, maybe we should ask what other administrations knew and when they knew it.  At least 10 government reports issued from 2003 to 2015 warned of severe medical shortages in the event of a viral outbreak like the one we are confronting now.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: By US Department of Labor – L-15-04-14-A.569, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51163444

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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