Amid growing speculation that COVID-19 may have originated from a Chinese laboratory, one of the top House Republicans suggested that the United States should retaliate by removing the United States’ supply chain from the region.
When asked about what actions the Biden administration should take, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the ranking GOP member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the United States should simply pull out of China and the region.
"If we can pull these chains out of China, it will hurt them economically," he said. "And that would be very punitive in nature.”
Meanwhile, McCaul on May 30 said he believes it's "more likely than not" that it "accidentally" emerged from a lab.
"This is the worst cover-up in human history that we have seen, resulting in 3.5 million deaths, creating economic devastation around the globe," McCaul said of the CCP's actions.