Liz Cheney to Chinese Foreign Ministry: “How About You Stop Eating Bats?”

Liz Cheney isnt a fan of the Chinese governments spin on the coronavirus outbreak.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

March 21, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Liz Cheney isn’t a fan of the Chinese government’s spin on the coronavirus outbreak.

That became even more evident on Friday evening when she responded to continuing propaganda offered by Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying over Twitter.

Chunying, who has been compared to the Iraq War’s “Baghdad Bob,” came under fire from the State Department earlier on Friday for spreading misinformation about supposed transparency from the Chinese government about the virus.

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She said China first told the U.S. of the outbreak on January 3 but the State Department didn’t alert Americans in Wuhan until January 15.

“And now blame China for delay? Seriously” she wrote.

The State Department responded:”By Jan. 3, Chinese authorities had already ordered #COVID19 virus samples destroyed, silenced Wuhan doctors, and censored public concerns online.”

Cheney offered a more blunt response. In wrestling parlance, she answered from the “top-ropes”.

“How about you stop eating bats. Seriously.” Cheney wrote.
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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter