Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that one of the things the U.S. should do to China in retaliation for the pandemic is going to be removing America’s supply chain from the region.
After discussing the evidence that points in the direction of the pandemic originating from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Tapper asked McCaul what President Joe Biden should do, and what the world should do in response.
“My response to this whole thing is supply chain,” McCaul said. “We need to pull our supply chain out of the region, that being medical supply, rare earth mineral supply. And a bill that’s going through Congress right now, bipartisan, that I’m working on, the CHIPS for America Act, advanced semiconductor chips, which are the brains in everything from your iPhone to the F-35. If we can pull these chains out of China, it will hurt them economically. And that