Blackburn on Fox Business: My Stop COVID Act Will Give U.S. Citizens the Opportunity to Sue the Chinese Communist Party

April 28, 2020

NASHVILLE, TENN. – This morning, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox Business’s Morning with Maria to discuss her legislation to ensure the Chinese Communist Party faces consequences for its role in spreading the coronavirus.

“You’ve got activists in China that say they knew for 51 days they had an outbreak, and you have the Communist Party leadership that kept it quiet for six days when they knew this was moving to a pandemic,” Senator Blackburn told Maria Bartiromo. “These were intentional decisions. You couldn’t travel in China, but you could leave the country… Every action they took made this worse.”

The full segment may be found below and here.

The Stop China-Originated Viral Infectious Diseases (COVID) Act will empower Americans to seek compensation from China in U.S. court for the trillions of dollars in damages wreaked upon the American economy and public health system. Senator Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) is an original cosponsor.

Last week, Senator Blackburn and Rep. Lance Gooden (TX-05), who is leading companion legislation in the House of Representatives, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Examiner on the importance of passing the Stop COVID Act.

More information on the Stop COVID Act may be found here.