File this under the header “You Can’t Make This Up.”

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, both Republicans, last week introduced legislation that would let Americans sue China in federal court over the
COVID-19 pandemic.

Cotton in a news release said this:

“By silencing doctors and journalists who tried to warn the world about the coronavirus, the Chinese Communist Party allowed the virus to spread quickly around the globe. Their decision to cover up the virus led to thousands of needless deaths and untold economic harm. It’s only appropriate that we hold the Chinese government accountable for the damage it has caused.”

Forgetting that many in power in this country lied about the virus early on, Crenshaw added this:

“We need to hold the Chinese government accountable for their malicious lies and coverup that allowed the coronavirus to spread across the world. The communist regime expelled journalists, silenced whistleblowers, and withheld vital information that delayed the global response to the pandemic. Simply put: their actions cost American lives and livelihoods. This bill will help ensure China’s actions are not without consequences.”

The “regime expelled journalists, silenced whistleblowers. ...” Which country are we speaking about here, considering we have a president who often seeks to do the same thing?

According to Cotton, the bill says China is guilty of a tortious act.

If you think this all sounds like a late-night infomercial for a shady law firm, you aren’t alone. Similar commercials air for people who were wronged by mesothelioma, surgical implants, talcum powder, even the Boy Scouts.

I’m not saying these aren’t serious problems or conditions, and that someone or some company is responsible, but seriously, does Cotton believe Americans will find success if they sue China?

What Cotton really wants is for the Chinese to admit their part in the pandemic so he can say, “See, I was right all along,” since he’s touted conspiracies from the beginning.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced last week that the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money, leaving thousands of potential borrowers without a safety net.

The SBA approved more than 1.6 million Paycheck Protection Program loan applications totaling more than $339 billion from over 4,900 lending institutions.

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I’m so tired of uttering, “how big is his ego,” when referring to President Donald Trump.

Last week it was revealed that printed stimulus checks to Americans could be delayed because Trump’s signature would be placed on the left side of the checks, you know where it says “memo.”

The Treasury Department ordered Trump’s name be printed on stimulus checks. The president has insisted he did not ask for his name to be on the checks.

Our leader is known for hating anything to do with President Barack Obama, or even other Republican presidents in the past. He’s also famous for wanting to be the first to do something, even if that thing is not really a great thing.

This will be the first time a president’s name will appear on an IRS disbursement, regardless of the fact that Trump really didn’t have anything to do with the stimulus bill. It was created and passed by Congress, not the president. He signed the finished bill. And, the money wasn’t his in the first place, it came from the American people.

One comment from the president sums up what I mean by his ego:

“I’m sure people will be very happy to get a big, fat, beautiful check and my name is on it.”

Good grief.