Texas Senator Ted Cruz released a statement ripping the Chinese for their handling of COVID-19 and also the weak response by the White House to it.
Cruz, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, followed up on the weak Biden statement regarding the unrest in China forced by their strict lockdown policies.
“The Chinese Communist Party has since the beginning been desperate to cover up the origins, nature, and consequences of COVID-19. They lied and continue to lie to the world, and as a result millions of lives were lost and immense suffering was caused,” Cruz wrote.
“The people of China are not to blame for the CCP’s actions. In fact, many of them were already protesting the CCP’s handling of the pandemic, and now those protests have escalated into open criticism of the regime. They are bravely standing up for their rights,” Cruz continued.
Cruz also pointed out that the Biden administration did not show support for the protesters speaking out against the oppressive CCP.
“The Biden administration’s response has been worse than expected. The CCP should know that one way or another, in the coming months or in the coming years, the United States will hold accountable each and every CCP official responsible for atrocities against these protesters.”
Florida Senator Marco Rubio also issued a statement along with Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) on Monday to address China’s actions.
“The CCP’s ‘zero-Covid’ policy is outrageous. In addition, the CCP restricts all human rights and freedoms in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and across China. It has robbed the Chinese people of their human dignity,” Rubio and Smith wrote.
“The Biden Administration’s weak rejection of the CCP’s zero-Covid policy and refusal to call out General Secretary Xi’s totalitarian grip is nothing short of cowardly. Just weeks after shaking hands with Xi in Bali, President Biden and his administration have once again demonstrated that they are unwilling to stand up to the CCP and stand in solidarity with the Chinese people,” they continued.
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