Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) went on Fox News this week to rip into China and dismiss the notion that the Asian nation had made progress in fulfilling Mao Zedong’s 100-year plan throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
While being interviewed by host Will Cain, Kennedy said that while China may boast about its successes during the pandemic, the leadership in China lies constantly.
“There’s been some talk for quite some time about China’s 100-year plan,” Cain said. “There’s no hiding it. They want to replace the United States as the world’s superpower. Did we just see them take major strides, major gains in that direction?”
“In my opinion, Will, no,” Kennedy said in response. “Sometimes, falling feels like flying for a little while. And China may believe and even boast that it’s a net winner as a result of the coronavirus, but I think it’s a loser. I think it’s certainly a loser in the worldwide court of public opinion. The Chinese people are good people, but the Communist Party of China lies. They can lie like they breathe. They lied about the virus.”
“We’re now gathering evidence that the virus not only originated in China, but it might have originated from the Wuhan lab,” he added. “Number two, I know China says it’s doing well economically, but, once again, the Communist Party leadership lies like it breathes — lies like it breathes. We have never been able to trust their numbers.
“And, number three, China was very proud of its COVID vaccine. The fact is, it’s a very inferior vaccine. China has distributed the vaccine to about 90 countries,” Kennedy concluded. “Sometimes, China extracted concessions from those countries. For example, I’ll give you our vaccine if you support our position on Taiwan. But there was an interesting article that came out today. A lot of the countries that have used the Chinese vaccine are having major outbreaks of the coronavirus.”
Kennedy is not one to mince words, and he’s quickly cementing himself as one of the most outspoken Republicans in Congress. Check out his full comments in the interview below.