Former Attorney General Senator Jeff Sessions did not mince his words when he asked about the role of the Chinese government in the current worldwide Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
It has been noted by the media and the President of the United States that Chinese leadership was negligent in how it handled the initial outbreak in China.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly, to the disdain of that same media, noted the origins of the outbreak and China’s failures in stopping its spread.
Sessions wants China to be held responsible for what they have done and the pain they have inflicted across the globe.
During an interview on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Sessions strongly noted that he wanted China to be punished for their failures here and their bad acts in the past.
Sessions attempted to draw a distinction between himself and his opponent in the Alabama U.S. Senate Republican primary runoff, former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville, by explaining his support for tariffs against China as a tactical weapon while Tuberville once referred to those tariffs as a “noose around [farmers’] necks.”
China is a bad actor on many other measures, and now is the time to stop them, Sessions explained.
“First and foremost, we need to stop their cheating, we need to stand up to them, we need to use the tariffs that we have against them,” Sessions advised.
He added failing to do so continues to allow China to “become the preeminent world power.” Sessions believes that is dangerous for many obvious reasons.
During the interview, Sessions also voiced support for potentially opening the U.S. economy in situations where it is warranted, but supported the actions taken by Trump and the governors around the country to get the situation on the ground under control.