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The author of this post is Daily Wire News.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday night that he was "very confident" that the United States was going to make the Chinese Communist Party "pay a price for what they did"
in handling the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
"China caused an enormous amount of pain, loss of life and now a huge challenge for the global economy and the American economy as well by not sharing the information they had,"
Pompeo said. "Sean, you should know, we still don't have full transparency from the Chinese Communist Party. I'm so concerned that there are things we don't know. We don't know the history. We haven't been able to get our team on the ground to do the work that it needs to do."
"How do we get them to make up for this, make good on this?"
Hannity asked. "My feeling is we shouldn't pay it back. Maybe that's impossible."
"Sean, I am very confident that the Chinese Communist Party will pay a price for what they did here certainly from the United States,"
Pompeo responded. "I don't know exactly what form that will take. Our focus today isn't on that, it's on making sure we keep America safe, take down the health risk, keep people healthy as we can and get this economy going back."
"But I'm very confident,"
Pompeo continued. "I talk to businesspeople all around the country. I talk to ordinary citizens. People who have put their lives at risk over the last weeks. They know that this is a result of this virus that originated in Wuhan, China and they know that the Chinese government didn't do the things it needed to do."
"There will be a cost associated with that,"
Pompeo continued. "We need to focus on the here and now and there'll be a time to make sure that we get this right to make sure that we're not dependent on China for our pharmaceutical goods and all the things that we've seen that we just didn't have right and that President Trump had identified early on as things we needed to fix in the relationship between the United States and China."