Secretary of State Antony Blinken dodged questions about whether the Biden administration plans to apply pressure to communist China to cooperate with an investigation into COVID-19 and its origins.
“Will you demand that? Will you put teeth on it? Will you even go as far as sanctions on China if they keep inspectors out,” Axios co-founder Mike Allen asked Blinken.
Blinken agreed that the world requires transparency about the creation and spread of the deadly virus but refused to give a direct answer when Allen pressed him for a more substantive plan for action.
“I think the international community is clear that we have to have, the international community has to have access. It has to have information,” Blinken said.
“What’s the real pressure the U.S. will put on China for access to the lab?” Allen continued.
Secretary of State Blinken can’t name any “real pressure” Biden will apply on China for COVID-19 obstruction pic.twitter.com/teE278sY6Y
— RNC Research