U.S. Rep. Palmer: ‘The world has got to shut China out with sanctions’
More and more signs point to the communist Chinese government’s culpability for the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as evidence mounts showing the virus initially emerged from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
At the outset of the pandemic, lawmakers insisted China should be held accountable for the pandemic. However, those calls have been on the rise given the recent revelations about the Wuhan laboratory.
During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) insisted it was time for not just the United States to hold China accountable but the entire globe.
“First of all, we think the outbreak occurred much earlier than was reported,” he said. “And there were people that tested positive for the antibodies in the United States pretty early in about 10 or 12 states, actually. When you look, again, I want to get back to the source of this, most people may have forgotten this, but China built a standalone hospital in just an amazingly short amount of time while at the same time, they were saying this virus is not transferrable between humans. So that’s more evidence of China’s culpability and responsibility for the release of this virus.”
“In terms of what the world has got to do — I think the world has got to shut China out with sanctions, and there are a lot of nations, notably Italy, that have bought into this Belt and Road Initiative, and it is one of the reasons why the virus spread so rapidly,” Palmer continued. “In Italy, it killed so many people there. People have got to wake up to the threat of China. Australia has, and that is an almost 180-degree turn for them because right at the of the Obama administration, according to polling in Australia, 40% of the people in Australia saw China as an emerging power and the U.S. as a declining power. And they were literally allowing China to finance elections in Australia. All of that has changed, and Australia has made a major pivot away from China back to a much stronger alliance with the United States, economically and militarily.”
“That’s got to happen all around the world — to hold China accountable,” he added.
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.