Former Suffolk County prosecutor and New York Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo is urging authorities to consider declaring the coronavirus cover-up by the Chinese Communist Party an “act of terrorism”.
The move, in addition to heaping up pressure on China, would free up funds at a time when Americans are suffering from the economic impact of the CCP virus.
Palumbo wants Secretary Munchin to use the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) to release funds for companies that insure businesses affected by the virus. The insurers could then provide funds through a clause in their contracts for terrorist acts.
China and the World Health Organization (WHO) are already under fire for their handling of the pandemic.
“It’s very simple,” Assemblyman Palumbo told the War Room: Pandemic radio show and podcast on Thursday morning.
“Under that terrorism risk insurance fund, there’s over $900 billion available in the event the Secretary of the Treasury certifies the acts of China as an act of terrorism. And when you read the United States code… USC 2331… it’s an act dangerous to human life… to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion… and occurs primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
“So we don’t need to declare war on them… but certainly the certification by Secretary Mnuchin allows access to those funds… for immediate relief we have almost a trillion dollars that becomes available…”
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