Republican Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas is calling for China to be held accountable for the coronavirus.
Nehls is introducing a bill that would stop all federal funds from going to China until the Chinese Communist Party repays the United States for the trillions spent on coronavirus relief.
"The 'China Lied, People Died Act' would stop federal funds from going to China until the communist regime pays America back for the trillions spent in the form of coronavirus relief due to the virus that originated in Wuhan," reported Breitbart.
Nehls said in an interview with Fox News Digital, "My first order of business this Congress is holding China accountable."
"The Chinese Communist Party is singlehandedly responsible for the loss of a million lives in the United States and causing one of the worst economic disasters in the history of our country," Nehls continued, explaining that the GOP majority should force the CCP to "pay back the $4.6 trillion in Congressionally appropriated funds, as well as the $16 trillion of American taxpayer dollars that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic."
Republican Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado is also listed on the bill.
I introduced a bill with @RepBoebert to force China to pay back the trillions of dollars Congress spent in response to COVID-19.
It’s time to hold them accountable. https://t.co/uW143RjKcv
— Congressman Troy Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) January 26, 2023
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recently announced the formation of the Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, tasked with investigating the origins of the virus.
McCarthy said the committee will focus to "finally get answers to the COVID origins and the federal government’s gain of function research that contributed to the pandemic."