Inciting hate: Missouri’s AG sues China for coronavirus

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s latest stunt — serving the Chinese Communist Party and other defendants in a lawsuit blaming China for the COVID-19 pandemic — is a sideshow, but it’s a dangerous one.

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May 19, 2021 - 8:33 AM

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s latest stunt — serving the Chinese Communist Party and other defendants in a lawsuit blaming China for the COVID-19 pandemic — is a sideshow, but it’s a dangerous one.

As international law experts have said, the lawsuit is not going to get very far.

But this is worse than a politically-motivated waste of time, as Schmitt makes a run for the U.S. Senate next year.

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