Some free at-home COVID tests being distributed by the Biden administration through the United States Postal Service (USPS) are, according to their labels, “made in China.”
Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer praised the federal government for getting the tests shipped out in a timely manner under the President’s new testing initiative, but criticized the fact that the tests are being produced by the country that originated the pandemic.
“I got mine yesterday. They all arrived. Congrats U.S. government. U.S. The U.S. Postal Service was excellent. Got my four tests,” Hemmer said, holding up one of the test kits.
“And on the back of the fine print, Dana, it is made in China,” he told co-host Dana Perino.
“Of course,” Perino replied, unsurprised.
RELATED: Ted Cruz Seizes the Podium in Disgust after Reporter Questions About Republicans Wearing Masques
Made in China
There’s really no surprise here that the at-home tests being distributed by the American government were actually made in China.
Reuters announced that Andon Health Co. Ltd. was going to provide self-testing kits for the United States about two weeks ago. Andon Health’s headquarters are in China.
Support Conservative Voices!
Register to Receive the LatestYour inbox receives political news and insight.
These tests were well-paid.
According to this report, Andon had signed a $1.28billion contract with U.S. Army Contracting Command.
Former President Donald Trump calls on China to make reparations for all the damage they did in the Pandemic. However, the Biden administration has been paying Chinese laboratories for COVID testing.
“China has to pay, they have to do something,” Trump said. “They have to pay reparations and China doesn’t have the money to pay those reparations.”
TRUMP: “The time has come for America and the world to demand reparations and accountability from the Communist Party of China… China must pay.” pic.twitter.com/t1u9YRBo0D
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 6, 2021
RELATED: CNN’s Jake Tapper Mocked By Conservatives For Now Arguing COVID Hospitalization Stats Are ‘Misleading’
Senator Rick Scott (R.FL) called upon the Biden administration to order American-made, at-home COVID testing equipment in January and for taxpayer money to be withheld from China.
“It is my expectation that the Biden administration ensures that not a single dollar of taxpayer funding is used to purchase COVID-19 tests manufactured in Communist China,” said in a letter to Health and Human Service Secretary Xavier Becerra.
“The federal government has a responsibility to support American manufacturers, and we cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that it was the Chinese Communist Party that lied about this deadly virus, tried to hide it, and has continuously covered up the origins of COVID-19,” he added.
Today, I wrote @SecBecerraThis is what we are asking for @HHSGov prioritize the purchase of American-made COVID-19 at-home test kits & prohibit buying tests made in Communist China. We can’t allow U.S. tax dollars to flow to General Secretary Xi’s genocidal regime. https://t.co/PXefuP2rCK
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) January 7, 2022
Understandably, Senator Scott was upset to discover that the Biden administration sent Americans COVID test results made in China, contrary to his request.
A statement from his office explains that Scott finds it “unacceptable that the Biden administration would spend American taxpayer dollars on COVID tests from Communist China.”
He contends that the American taxpayer dollars “just goes directly to supporting General Secretary Xi and his genocidal regime, instead of supporting American manufacturers and jobs.”
Got my “free” COVID tests. This is a ridiculous joke. Not only are they made in China but the “sealed” tube was open and went everywhere. Because of the absence of a solution, theoretically I was able to only perform one test. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/dn18DGhnsi
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) January 25, 2022
Biden’s administration defended this move, pointing out a shortage of home testing supplies and not all the test kits being made in China.
“We are procuring as many US-made at-home tests as are available to purchase, while also purchasing additional, FDA authorized at-home tests that are made in other parts of the world,” an official told Fox News Digital.
They add that every at-home test distributed to Americans, even those made in China “underwent a rigorous FDA approval process guaranteeing that it is of the highest quality.”
Members of the House of Representatives received KN95 masks earlier this month to use on the chamber floor. The masks were stamped with the words “MADE IN CHINA” on the side.
Speaker Pelosi’s Capitol Hill mask mandate now comes with a complimentary KN95 emblazoned with MADE IN CHINA. 🇨🇳
Frau Speaker, no thank you. I am for MADE in the USA 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/ttwNzonsl9
— Congressman Troy Balderson (@RepBalderson) January 20, 2022