China is lying about the end of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., charged Sunday.
In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cotton claimed he knew early on about the potential danger of the outbreak.
“The Chinese communist party is still lying,” he said. “Back in January I knew this virus had the potential to become a worldwide pandemic for two reasons.
“Not because I’m a scientist or epidemiologist but because I could see . . . how the Chinese communist party was lying and . . . the dramatic extreme measures they were taking — like locking in 75 million people into their homes and apartment buildings.
“Those two things simply did not line up,” he continued. “You see it again today.”
According to Cotton, the evidence of that country’s current deception if, “they just closed all movie theaters nationwide only a few days after having opened them up.”
“Or look at some of the mortuaries in Wuhan . . . they say they have only had 2,500 cases that have resulted in deaths or so, yet the single mortuary ordered more than 5,000 urns.
“You can look at the basic facts to know the Chinese communist party is still lying today as they were in December and January, and that’s why what could have been a local health problem in Wuhan turned into a global pandemic from which more than 2,000 Americans have now died,” he declared.