Some interesting news coming out of Washington, D.C. on your Thursday, as the Senate has agreed to start allowing Americans to sue those responsible for the coronavirus.
Marking the culmination of a process that began more than a month ago, a Senate committee is backing a bill that would allow Americans to sue China for failing to stop the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill (S 4212) that would allow U.S. citizens to sue China for physical or economic damages related to COVID-19.
GOP supporters said the bill would hold China accountable for actions related to the disease’s spread. “The CCP’s lies and deceit and incompetence helped turn the COVID-19 disaster from would have been a very deadly but local disease into a worldwide pandemic,” said @HawleyMO.
Democrats were opposed, worried it would leave the U.S. open to similar litigation. “If we eliminate sovereign immunity for countries engaging in reckless behavior that contributed to the spread of COVID-19, other countries may very well do the same to us,” said @SenFeinstein.
I’m not sure this makes any sense, how would you ever get the Chinese government to pay reparations?