Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) called on Congress to investigate the communist Chinese government and their role in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter directed to the leadership of the U.S. House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader and congressional leaders, Attorney General Moody joined 17 other state attorney generals in calling for Congress to investigate the possibility of China covering up the COVID-19 crisis and intentionally misleading countries regarding the severity of the virus.
In the letter, Moody questions, “what did the Communist Party of China know, when did they know it and why did its members participate in a massive conspiracy to cover up and mislead the international community about the severity and highly contagious nature of the novel coronavirus?”
She asserted that “we need answers and we need them soon” because “Americans are dying and millions are losing their jobs.”
In turn, America is demanding “to know whether China lied to the world as the coronavirus rapidly traveled from Wuhan to our shores – infecting and killing thousands along the way.”
Attorney General Moody also reinforced to congressional leaders that “we must all hold China accountable for the devastation and destruction caused by COVID-19” because “tens of thousands have died from the virus and millions have lost their jobs.”
She concluded that “countless businesses, both big and small, will perish and our states will grapple with tough economic decisions for years to come.”
In recent weeks, lawmakers have introduced legislation to hold China accountable for spreading misinformation regarding the coronavirus and for also mishandling the spread of the coronavirus.
As a result of the pandemic, the unemployment rate has skyrocketed from 3.5 percent in February to 14.7 percent.
Moreover, in the United States, the current death toll is almost 80,000 with more than 1,700 reported deaths in the state of Florida.