Dianne Feinstein Praises Communist China: It's 'Growing into a Respectable Nation'
Senator made the comments during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) praised China on Thursday, claiming the communist country is “growing into a respectable nation."
While ignoring the fact that China was responsible for the deadly coronavirus outbreak, likely originating from a laboratory in Wuhan and devastating the world's economy, the Democrat said the country had "pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty.”
Feinstein made the comments during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting debate on a bill that would permit individuals to sue China for the cover-up of, and mishandling of, COVID-19.
“We hold China as a potential trading partner, as a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time, and as a country growing into a respectable nation amongst other nations,” Feinstein said.
“I deeply believe that.”
Feinstein argued that depriving China of foreign sovereign immunity would be a “huge mistake."
She then suggested China should not be held responsible for the spread of the coronavirus, which has taken the lives of over 150,000 Americans.
Her remarks come amid reports of several cases of human rights abuse from the Chinese government.
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Earlier this year, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders made similar remarks, saying China took “more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history.”
"But can anyone deny, I mean the facts are clear, that they (China) have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history," Sanders said.
"Do I get criticized because I say that?"
"That’s the truth," Sanders argued.
"So that is a fact. End of discussion.”
In March, Neon Nettle reported Feinstein, along with three of her Senate colleagues, sold off millions of dollars worth of stocks just days before the deadly coronavirus outbreak crashed the market.
The ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and her husband sold between $1.5 million and $6 million worth of stock in California biotech company Allogene Therapeutics between the dates Jan. 31 and Feb. 18, according to The New York Times.