Pool / Getty ImagesDemocratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein makes an opening statement during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the risks of COVID-19 in jails at the Dirksen Building of the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2020. (Pool / Getty Images)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California praised China as a “respectable” nation, despite the country’s communist government’s ongoing espionage campaign in the U.S., its handling of the international pandemic and its reported human rights abuses.
The Democrat said that China is “growing into a respectable nation” and also indicated that individuals should not be able to sue China over the coronavirus pandemic while speaking Thursday during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.
“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