U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-1st dist.) condemned China for reportedly hacking to steal coronavirus research.
“The outrageous actions by China just keep coming. First, COVID-19 comes out of Wuhan. Then they conceal its severity and highly contagious nature. Then they cut off travel from Wuhan to all other cities in China, but allow travel from Wuhan to any other city in the world. Then they begin purchasing and hoarding the world’s PPE and N95 mask supply. Then they threaten to cut off the U.S. pharmaceutical supply. Now, they are actively hacking our medical research into curing the very virus that they themselves caused, so that they can own the vaccine. This is absolutely outrageous,” he said.
Fitzpatrick said America must wake up to the existential threat posed by the Communist Party of China and what he said is its mission for world economic dominance. China, he said, is far and away the biggest national security, economic security and public health safety threat facing the United States and the world.