Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley told Chinese President Xi Jinping to come clean about the origins of COVID-19 as his bill to declassify information on the origins of the virus heads to President Biden’s desk.
Hawley shared his letter to Xi online on Friday in a tweet regarding Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials contacting his office in an attempt to pressure him into withdrawing the bill.
“China has been so worked up about this COVID origins bill, Communist officials wrote to my office earlier this week and demanded I drop it,” Hawley wrote.
“I thought I’d update President Xi on today’s passage,” Hawley continued, noting his bill’s unanimous passage through the House of Representatives on Friday.
In his Friday letter to Xi, Hawley highlighted the bill’s unanimous passage through the House and Senate and said he knows Xi is “keenly interested in this bill,” adding the Chinese president’s “own Communist officials have written to my office demanding we renounce it, in their usual lecturing, idiotic style.”
“But the bill will soon be law — unless you can convince President Biden to veto it,” Hawley wrote. “Time is up.”
“Come clean about your role in spreading COVID to the world,” he added.
Hawley’s bill to declassify information on the origins of COVID-19 previously passed the Senate with a unanimous vote.
The bill will head to Biden’s desk for his signature.
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