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Rep. Biggs: US Has 'Whole Toolbox' It Can Use Against China on Virus

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Rep. Andy Biggs (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Monday, 18 May 2020 03:15 PM EDT

The United States has a "whole toolbox" it can use against China while holding it accountable for the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Andy Biggs said Monday. The virus has killed thousands around the world, including just under 90,000 people in the United States alone.

"It will wake up China," the Arizona Republican said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "We must act this time."

Biggs said tariffs, the Stop COVID Act, incentivizing companies to return to the United States and more can come into play. 

"I think first of all is the lawsuit permission that is in legislation sponsored in the House right now," said Biggs. "That is appropriate. I also think we need to go back and take a look at the pre-Clinton era prohibited sales and transfers policy and lists that we had. we basically built up China’s economy, given them advanced rocket telemetry, given them a blue water Navy, we’ve given them a middle class, and that’s been done from everything from our tech transfer to IP theft on the part of China.”

President Donald Trump also has talked about tariffs, which could also be addressed, said Biggs, adding that "we can also provide incentives to bring our supply chain manufacturing back to the United States. All of those are important."

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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The United States has a "whole toolbox" it can use against China while holding it accountable for the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Andy Biggs said Monday.
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