'Rather side with the Chinese Communist Party': GOP congressman attacks Pelosi for tougher talk toward Trump than China

May 19, 2020
In The News

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats for not taking a stronger stance against China following the global outbreak of the coronavirus.

 

"The bottom line of the Democrats’ behavior is this: They hate this president so badly that they would rather side with the Chinese Communist Party than defend Americans and defend our spending and spend wisely and just be honest," Reschenthaler, a Republican from Pennsylvania, told Breitbart News. "That is their hatred for President Trump and disdain for President Trump’s supporters."

Reschenthaler said he is working on uncovering details regarding the flow of American taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a facility that has been the focus of recent speculation as to where the coronavirus might have originated.

“The NIH funded EcoHealth Alliance, which then, in turn, turned around and partially funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Reschenthaler claimed. "The DOD also gave EcoHealth Alliance $6.5 million in a grant, and like you said, that grant was to understand bat-borne zoonotic disease in context with weapons of mass destruction. So what I’m trying to find out is whether or not the DOD funding that went to EcoHealth also went to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. We know that the NIH funding did, and we also know that all money is fungible, but I want to see if we can trace that money to Wuhan to see how much and to what extent the DOD and American taxpayers actually funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said over the weekend that there is "enormous evidence" that suggests the virus began in a Chinese lab rather than at a so-called wet market. President Trump has directed spy agencies to investigate the virus's origin.

Reschenthaler slammed Pelosi for not taking China's role in the global public health crisis more seriously.

“It’s imperative that we as House Republicans take back the House in this next election because Nancy Pelosi and the far-left Democrats are thwarting everything we do,” he said.