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On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Fox Business Tonight,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) demanded the release of the transcripts of any discussions between President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping on the origins of COVID-19.

Blackburn called for the “release of that portion of it, if he brought it up, release it, talk about it. Because people want to know the answer to this. Why didn’t he say, our athletes are not coming, our companies are not going to sponsor, and the TV cameras are not going to be there for your Olympics if you don’t come clean on what happened with this? We’re tired of it. We’re not going to put up with it. But, no, Joe Biden didn’t do that. And it is one of the reasons that his polling is so low, people are frustrated with him. If you are a small business owner that has had to shut your doors because of what happened to you during COVID, you, for sure, want to know what is

going on and what your government is going to do about this so we don’t go back through something like this again.”

The comments come as White House press secretary Jen Psaki bristled Wednesday when asked about President Biden’s claim that he pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping to be transparent about the origins of COVID-19 — growing flustered at what she interpreted as a suggestion he was lying about doing so.

President Biden asserted at a press conference last week that he urged Xi to be transparent during a 3 1/2 hour virtual summit in November. Biden claimed his

spokespeople gave reporters the opposite impression because they weren’t in the room for part of the summit.

“On COVID origins, you guys are talking a lot about sanctions for Russia if they dare to invade Ukraine. What about sanctions for China at any point for misleading the world about the early days of the global pandemic?” Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked Psaki at her regular press briefing.

Psaki deflected, remarking, “We have used sanctions as a tool as it relates to our concerns about the behavior of a range of countries, including officials in China, but I have nothing to preview for you at this point.”

T“Is it possible down the line though that … sanctions would be considered or some other form of punishment for their actions in the earliest days of the pandemic?” Doocy followed up. “We strongly believe and the president has been clear and directly clear about the importance of them being transparent and providing data and information related to the origins of the pandemic, but I don’t have anything to predict for you in terms of additional actions,” Psaki offered.