Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) offered a fierce conversation about China, including its role in spreading a virus that has killed thousands around the world and keeping US states in control of its global drug supply, in a Thursday’s interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News. Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Marlow opened the interview with a portion of Blackburn’s hard speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, where he requested that the Chinese subject cease:
This may sound like a business too big or too risky, but we’ve already paid a lot of our trust with Chinese drug makers and it won’t stop because this vulnerability is in the hands of Beijing’s madmen looking for nothing. but power and it will go to any length to acquire that power. They don’t care who hurts. It is clear with this global pandemic. They don’t care if these are innocent people who are sick or even dead. And they challenge us, they challenge us when we try to stop them.
It is time to consider ourselves and return to this supply chain.
Blackburn told the Breitbart News Daily that China’s control over the global drug supply and use against its enemies, including the United States, has come into focus after the coronavirus took root. central China before spreading around the world.
“China caused this,” Blackburn said. “They withheld the information. They were falsely charged in the United States military.”
“We should take into account what they have caused; this has created a global pandemic and destabilized the health and financial systems and food supply of people around the world,” said Blackburn.
According to Blackburn, the United States should curb its dependence on China, returning to pharmaceuticals manufacturing in that country.
“The best way to do this is to re-make America,” said Blackburn, referring to the Securing America Medicine Cabinet Act, which she and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) propose.
Blackburn christened MAMA – Make America Manufacture Again.
The bill also calls for the country’s pharmaceutical fund to be created and a division of emerging threats and technologies to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
It would also establish colleges of excellence at universities to partner with U.S. drug companies to strengthen the country’s pharmaceutical infrastructure.
The interview also included a discussion of China’s efforts to dominate global technology and the need to frustrate the United States.
Both Marlow and Blackburn said they see a silver lining in this current crisis, and Marlow said he has “woken up a sleeping giant” and Blackburn says we need to move forward based on lessons learned.
“We never let China take control of the global economy again,” Blackburn said.
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