A new story breaks almost daily claiming that the COVID pandemic that turned the year 2020 AD into a dystopian lockdown was very possibly (probably, by some accounts) not an organically occurring variant that jumped from a bat to a human.
Most of us by now have heard about the lab leak theory (especially RedState readers, as we’ve covered it extensively), and have had our opinions firmly formed as to the veracity of the “naturally occurring” claim Beijing so desperately wanted the world to believe. So…what now?
Now we make China pay, you say, understandably outraged as your breathing finally regulates post-mask mandate and you wonder if your kids will be emotionally scarred for life.
But what does making China pay — should the congressional hearings and investigations that are sure to come confirm the wisdom of that path (good luck, Dr. Fauci) — look like?
There are already a few things brewing that provide some of the answer.
The House of Representatives, for example, is hoping to give individuals the right to sue Beijing directly as Fox News reported in late May.
The first bill, the “Made in America Emergency Preparedness Act,” would establish a 9/11-style bipartisan commission to investigate how the pandemic started. It is being introduced by five Democrats and five Republicans.
The second bill, dubbed the “Never Again International Outbreak Prevention Act,” calls for allowing families of coronavirus victims to sue China by stripping sovereign immunity from it and any other countries “that have intentionally misled the international community on the outbreak.” It will be introduced by U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Conor Lamb, D-Pa.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who has had his early concerns about a lab leak vindicated in recent days (but they made sure to smear him good and hard as a conspiracy theorist first), spoke last year about allowing states to sue Beijing for the economic devastation left by COVID restrictions, and two states — Mississippi and Missouri — acted early
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