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California-Republicans-Rep. Devin Nunes joins ” Sunday Morning Futures.’
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., hit China’s handling of the Corona-Virus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, in an interview with Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Nunes, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, also mentioned that his Committee was the drafting of legislation against the country controlled by the Chinese Communist party, based on an investigation it was conducting.
“You are inefficient … you have people under authoritarian control. You, the doctor, and think, actually, the whistleblower was on that ended up dead,” Nunes said. “If you look back to what the Chinese have, they probably had this in the late autumn, especially in early winter. Instead of calling the people in and learn how to help and develop a way for us to know how to handle this, she plays down there.”
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Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, leaves a meeting with the national intelligence inspector general Michael Atkinson about a whistleblower complaint to the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Nunes’ comments come as China, the debt for the pathogen has complained about American policies, and publications of China, the causes of a disease, officially known as COVID-19, and its dissemination.
“Even if the epidemic broke out first in China, it does not necessarily mean that the virus from China, brought forth, let alone ‘made in China'” the Chinese Ambassador in South Africa, Lin Songtian tweeted on may 7. March.
More recently, Chinese foreign Ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao hit again on U.S. officials, such as Nunes, is the fault of the Chinese lack of transparency on the global severity of the disease, the WHO said last week that a pandemic.
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“We hope that certain US officials could focus on the domestic policy response and international cooperation, rather than trying to shift the blame on China to disparage China’s efforts in the fight against the epidemic. This is immoral & irresponsible, and will not help COVID-19 in the US,” he tweeted.
But that has not stopped U.S. officials, such as Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Secretary of state Mike Pompeo from the use of the terms “Wuhan-virus” or “Chinese coronavirus” in their public statements about the disease.
These comments come as the Chinese government has already published a book, touts the handling of the coronavirus in what has become a high-stakes PR-campaign for the protection of the nation, the reputation on a global level.
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Trump National Security Adviser Robert O’brien doesn’t hold back in Wednesday’s comments about China’s responsibility for the disease get.
“Unfortunately, rather than using the best practices with this outbreak in Wuhan, a cover-up,” said O’brien at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative-leaning think tank in Washington. “There are a lot of open-source reporting from China, by Chinese nationals, that the doctors were involved, either silenced or isolated, or this kind of thing, so don’t get the word of this virus could. It is the international community two months of the cost.”
Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report.