For Immediate Release
January 29, 2020
Contact: Charles Russell
“President Trump has never shied away from doing what’s right to put America First. From ordering the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, to his travel ban at the beginning of the administration, President Trump has always acted decisively to protect America.
“In the current situation with the deadly Coronavirus, I do not believe we can trust the Chinese Communist Party to take the necessary steps to protect their own citizens, let alone citizens of the United States of America. Chinese leadership has a long record of secrecy and dishonesty in dealing with issues that threaten public safety.
“I encourage President Trump to suspend all direct and connecting flights originating in China until the Chinese authorities forcefully address this global public health crisis, and provide a full and transparent accounting of the measures taken.
“I commend President Trump for his generous offer of our viral disease and medical experts to consult with Chinese authorities, and encourage him to go further by suspending all flights from China until further notice.”
Jim Bognet, Candidate for Congress, 8th District of Pennsylvania