Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., argued on “Sunday Morning Futures” that the United States and other countries need to “shame” China for the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly four million people around the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, and upended the global economy.
Marshall made the comment during an exclusive interview as the Biden administration has called for a transparent international investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the White House calling for China and the World Health Organization to provide data and information necessary for U.S. officials to draw conclusions.
The Kansas senator said on Sunday that he doesn’t believe the Biden administration is doing enough to push the Chinese regime to be more candid and forthright with investigators.
“They [the Biden administration] do have an investigation underway but I’m not expecting them to find anything that we don’t already know,” Marshall told Fox News’ Jason Chaffetz, former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
In May, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, commented to Fox News about the Chinese government’s “lack of transparency” investigating the pandemic’s origins.
Marshall suggested that China needs to be public shamed.
“What we have to do is start holding China accountable,” he said. “Certainly, we can sanction them, we can seize their assets, but what they need is public shaming.”
He added that manufacturing needs to be brought back to the United States.
Marshall stressed that the U.S. must “do all those things to publicly battle” China.
A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The White House has criticized the WHO and China for its “phase one” report for its lack of transparency. That report dismissed claims that COVID-19 had escaped from the lab in Wuhan, and called the theory of zoonotic transmission, or transfer of infection from animals to humans, “likely to very likely.” It also said the idea
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