Jeff Sessions wants investigation into possible Chinese coronavirus cover up

Published: May. 5, 2020 at 8:18 PM CDT
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Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants an investigation to determine if China failed to notify other countries of coronavirus dangers.

“They do not want to admit they did wrong,” Sessions said Tuesday during a WTVY interview.

He believes the Communist country withheld vital information after the outbreak in Wuhan, even arresting Chinese healthcare professionals who attempted to warn others.

Those warnings, Sessions said, would have saved lives because other countries would have been better prepared to combat the virus.

The spread of COVID-19 has taken about 250,000 lives worldwide.

Sessions wants a Congressional committee to investigate a possible Chinese cover up and, if his suspicious are confirmed, would urge that Chinese export of manufactured goods to the U.S. be blocked.

“There's no reason (those goods) could not be produced in the United States, Mexico, Canada, or our allies in the Pacific region,” he said.

On other matters, Sessions doesn't believe the country can afford another multi-trillion dollar stimulus package, though he sympathizes with those suffering from a broken economy.

He also opposes allowing foreign workers into the US until the unemployment rate drops to pre-pandemic levels of about 3.5 percent.

Sessions, a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat he once held, praised his longtime friend and classmate, Governor Kay Ivey, for her handling of the pandemic.

He also commends President Trump, with whom Sessions feuded during his time as attorney general.