Fox News reports:
Sen. Josh Hawley unveiled new legislation this week to allow victims of the coronavirus pandemic to sue the Chinese Communist Party directly for damages by stripping the government of its sovereign immunity.
The Missouri Republican said the “Justice for Victims of COVID-19 Act” will hold China’s government responsible for the global pandemic, create a State Department task force to investigate Beijing’s handling of the outbreak and secure money from the Chinese government for the victims.
“The CCP unleashed this pandemic,” Hawley said. “They must be held accountable to their victims.” Hawley’s legislation would make the Chinese government subject to civil claims filed in U.S. courts.