Americans for Limited Government launches petition to hold China accountable for virus

April 30, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement announcing a petition urging President Donald Trump to take immediate actions to hold China accountable for the COVID-19 pandemic.

“President Trump needs to immediately begin at least a three-pronged approach to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for allowing a deadly virus to infect the entire world resulting almost a quarter million deaths to date, “ Manning said.

“It is clear that the Chinese Communist Party engaged in a series of actions which result in this disease to engulf the world, taking down rival economies, while China attempts to take advantage of the crisis they created. This is why we have launched a petition letting President Trump know that the American people will have his back when he takes action.”

The petition urges the President to take three immediate actions on three critical areas: eliminate America’s dependence on China for manufacturing important pharmaceutical and medical products; restrict China’s influence on our nation’s universities, and create an investigative team to assess the Chinese Communist Party’s role in covering up the virus and allowing it to become a pandemic.

A group of conservative leaders signed a longer letter that was sent to the President outlining the challenges posed by the Chinese Communist Party and expressing strong support for actions that he might take in the future to meet them.

Manning asserted, “The United States welcomed China into an economic partnership in 2001 when China was given Permanent Normalized Trade Relations by the U.S.. Time after time, China has used that special relationship to abuse our national interest and their virus-related actions require immediate, strategic disengagement from the toxic Beijing regime.”

The petition is posted on the White House website.

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