Jim Banks calls for an international investigation on China

China’s leaders were confused by the COVID-19 outbreak and tried to hide the spread of the virus, said U.S. House of Representatives member Jim Banks. He intends to bring the case to the UN International Court of Justice.

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Jim Banks calls for an international investigation against China for the damage caused by the pandemic disease COVID-19. “If China’s leaders hadn’t been confused by the outbreak and hadn’t tried to cover up the spread of the disease, the world might have been better prepared for it,” or to prevent the virus from spreading beyond China’s Wuhan province or China’s borders, The Hill quotes an extract from a policy letter to colleagues on Thursday, April 9.

The world “should bring to justice” China, which “bears much of the blame” for getting the outbreak out of control, “instead of succumbing to propaganda,” Banks stresses. His letter of appeal to the UN International Court of Justice in the coming weeks is expected to be sent to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General William Barr. If the UN “cannot” launch an investigation, it has “completely lost its purpose,” says the congressman.