WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times in response to a recent op-ed by China’s foreign affairs commissioner in Hong Kong praising Communist China as a world leader in combatting the Chinese Coronavirus.
In the letter to the editor, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “Communist China cannot be trusted, and has not been honest about the coronavirus.
Mr. Xie claims that China responded to the coronavirus outbreak in record time. Yet he conveniently doesn’t mention that when the virus first began to spread, the Chinese government did what it does best: silence critics and detain people accused of spreading rumors. It was his Communist Party that reprimanded and threatened a doctor in Wuhan for warning others about the initial outbreak; the same doctor later died from the disease.
No amount of propaganda can distract from the truth: China is willing to sacrifice the health of its citizens if it means that it can maintain its global image.”
Read the full letter to the editor in the New York Times HERE.