DNC Responds To Kevin McCarthy’s China Hypocrisy

Today, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy had the audacity to hold a press conference and claim that the GOP will hold China accountable. DNC spokesperson Adonna Biel released the following statement: 

“It’s hard to tell if Kevin McCarthy spent the last 15 months with his head in the sand or if he truly believes the American people will just forget the previous administration and the Republican Senate’s inaction as we faced the deadliest health crisis in modern history. As Trump gave China a pass on its coronavirus mismanagement, and even praised them for their ‘efforts and transparency,’ the House GOP Leader was silent. Americans have President Biden and Democrats to thank for leading us through this pandemic, delivering hundreds of millions of vaccinations, and rebuilding the economy, and they’ll see right through the staggering hypocrisy by Kevin McCarthy and the GOP as they try to rewrite history.”

Kevin McCarthy seems to forget how Trump repeatedly gave China a pass and even praised them for their transparency as the coronavirus crisis developed:

  • TRUMP: “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!”
  • TRUMP: “Now we have a deal with China. I just spoke to President Xi last night, and, you know, we’re working on the — the problem, the virus. It’s a — it’s a very tough situation. But I think he’s going to handle it. I think he’s handled it really well.”
  • TRUMP: “Just had a long and very good conversation by phone with President Xi of China. He is strong, sharp and powerfully focused on leading the counterattack on the Coronavirus. He feels they are doing very well, even building hospitals in a matter of only days. Nothing is easy, but he will be successful, especially as the weather starts to warm & the virus hopefully becomes weaker, and then gone. Great discipline is taking place in China, as President Xi strongly leads what will be a very successful operation. We are working closely with China to help!”
  • TRUMP: “Well, I think China is very, you know, professionally run, in the sense that they have everything under control.” [Trish Regan Primetime, Fox Business, 2/10/20]
  • TRUMP: “Well, I’m confident that they’re trying very hard. I know president Xi, I get along with him very well. We just made a great trade deal, which is going to be a lot of business for Arizona and every other place. But they are trying very, very hard, and I think the numbers are going to get progressively better as we go along.” [Fox 10 Phoenix, 2/19/20]
  • TRUMP: “No, I think President Xi is working very, very hard. I spoke to him. He’s working very hard. I think he’s doing a very good job.”