House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Republicans will take a tougher stance on China if the party were to regain the majority after the upcoming midterm elections.
The California Republican, 57, stressed that a bipartisan committee on China would be eventually created and one of the major talking points would be to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
In January, Republicans filed a joint letter to President Joe Biden asking for greater transparency and more activity in the cooperation to investigate the emergence of COVID-19 from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, in 2019.
Furthermore, GOP members are saying that officials within the federal government and military have failed to respond regarding information on the pandemic.
The letter, signed by Reps. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Frank Lucas, (R-Okla.), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) raises concerns on the lack of public knowledge from military research and governmental intelligence.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans published the report of their inquiry in August of last year, which dug into the possible origins of COVID-19, with member of congress, Michael McCaul, accusing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of creating the ‘greatest cover-up in human history.’
The report heavily focused on activities within the Chinese region of Wuhan, suggesting that the virus may have been spreading in the country as early as September 2019. The claim proceeds the World Health Organization’s Country Office in the People’s Republic of China press statement from December 31, 2019, saying there had been emerging cases of ‘viral pneumonia’ in the region , identified by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission.
Minority leader of the House, Kevin McCarthy, shared his plan along with four other GOP members to hold China hold more accountable, starting with an investigation into COVID’s origins from the city of Wuhan
Wuhan (pictured) is where COVID-19 broke in 2019, but its exact date of outbreak remains questioned
The Chinese government released a statement notifying the the World Health Organization about the outbreak of the virus in 2019, but there are some suggestions that cases were found in Wuhan as early as September of that year. Pictured: General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping
‘When we take the majority, we will create that committee on China and it will be a bipartisan committee, so you will have one American voice on how we can compete where China comes in and captures the critical minerals, when they come in and capture our medical supply and others,’ McCarthy said on Fox’s ‘Sunday Morning Futures.’
He then implied that the committee will look into COVID’s origins.
McCarthy added that the committee would also investigate another point of concerns: the Afghanistan military withdrawal.
The last month of America’s longest war was full of controversy, eventually leading to a chaotic plan of evacuation from Kabul’s International Airport while the Taliban were planning an invasion on Afghanistan’s capital, right after taking over much of the country.
The frantic evacuation effort cost the lives of 13 American service members after a suicide-bomb exploded near an airport checkpoint they were controlling in Kabul.
A new report by Republicans on the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs that came out earlier this month provided insight on the failures of the Biden administration during the last day of U.S. military operations to pull out of Afghanistan.
‘It is clear the senior leadership of the Biden Administration failed to effectively plan, coordinate, and execute an orderly withdrawal and evacuation’ from Afghanistan, the report reads.
‘The Biden Administration squandered precious time, ignored intelligence and recommendations from people on the ground, and refused bipartisan support to give them the resources to succeed. In the process, the botched withdrawal has tarnished America’s reputation and credibility.’
On Sunday, McCarthy said that there are ‘a lot of places’ that ‘we [Republicans] can hold them [Democrats] accountable.’
McCarthy added that if Republicans were to retake control of the House of Representatives, then they would also look into the chaotic withdraw of American troops from Afghanistan from September of last year
Allegations surrounding the Bidens’ business in China would also be looked into, as the President’s has continually rejected claims that he is involved in Hunter’s business deals in the Far East
McCarthy also cited allegations coming from Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer, expanding on the author’s claims on Hunter Biden needing to be investigated by the committee due to his well-document business in China.
Prior to Biden’s inauguration in 2020, there have been constant refuted claims that the president’s son holds a strong relationship with a Chinese businessman who has close ties to Xi Jinping’s party, according to Schweizer, who is also the author of the new book ‘Red Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win.’
Referring to his work, Schweizer said the Biden family has taken full advantage of working with businessmen and politicians in China, to the tune of millions of dollars in recent years.
President Biden has repeatedly denied taking part in Hunter’s deals.
In his latest appearance on Fox News on Sunday, McCarthy concluded his plan by saying that Schweizer’s book ‘raises a lot of questions that need answered.’
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