White House communications director Kate Bedingfield quoted former President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE to respond to attacks from Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Fifth House Republican comes out in support of bipartisan infrastructure bill Watch live: McCarthy holds briefing with reporters MORE (R-Calif.) suggesting President BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE has not done enough to hold China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic.
"The President of the United States has refused to take any action against China for their COVID Coverup," McCarthy wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. "Republicans have a comprehensive plan and a clear message: there will be consequences for harming Americans and misleading the world."
Bedingfield responded to McCarthy by tweeting a quote from Trump from January 2020.
Former President Trump, 1/24/20: “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!” https://t.co/GgsMJKnukN— Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldBiden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions The Memo: Economy's speed-bumps could worsen Biden's troubles White House pitches House Democrats on messaging for .5T spending plan MORE (@WHCommsDir) June 23, 2021