(NewsReady.com) – Missouri did something unprecedented this week — the state sued the Chinese government. It wants the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to pay for the damages caused by COVID-19. The state alleges they could’ve saved lives and avoided economic disaster if the country’s government had handled the pandemic properly.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R) filed the lawsuit on April 21. It accuses the Chinese government of deceiving and concealing the virus. Schmitt says the communist country’s actions cost his state billions of dollars. He discussed the suit with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tuesday night.
— Attorney General Eric Schmitt (@AGEricSchmitt) April 22, 2020
On April 22, Mississippi filed a suit against China, as well.
I am preparing to file a lawsuit against China on behalf of Mississippians. Too many have suffered as a result of their dangerous and malicious cover-up of the coronavirus. Mississippians deserve justice and I will seek that in court. https://t.co/hxxCHe5ek0 pic.twitter.com/gMYiaG5efF
— Lynn Fitch (@LynnFitch) April 22, 2020
While there are difficulties in pursuing such a lawsuit because China is a sovereign nation, it’s still a huge step by both states. However these lawsuits pan out, it’s becoming abundantly clear that many people want to hold China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic.
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