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The Biden administration’s decision to award over a billion dollars to a Chinese company that manufactures coronavirus test kits has prompted outrage from congressional Republicans.
Rep. Michael Waltz (R., Fla.) compared the Pentagon’s decision to award a $1.3 billion contract to iHealth, a subsidiary of China’s Andon Health Co. Ltd. that will supply millions of COVID-19 tests to the United States, to “paying the arsonist for helping put out the fire.” Waltz said he was concerned that the deal further endangers America’s supply chains and that the United States cannot be reliant on a hostile country such as China, where the virus originated.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) said awarding iHealth a lucrative DoD contract is the latest of the administration’s failures when it comes to the coronavirus.
“Joe Biden, Dr. Fauci, Dr. Walensky, and our federal health agencies’ handling of COVID-19 has been a complete failure,” Johnson told the Washington Free Beacon. “The president has been eliminating American jobs since day one in office and this is another insult to American businesses who are suffering under the failure of his economic policies.”