Alan Wilson has also been active about the recent COVID-19 pandemic. He is currently leading a campaign for the U.S. Congress to investigate the role of the Chinese government in the coronavirus pandemic. Wilson’s decision to start the campaign was influenced by recent reports, which imply that the Chinese government knowingly and willfully withheld information about the coronavirus and downplayed the seriousness of the issue while stocking personal protective gear. The reports implied that the Chinese government, with the help of the World Health Organization, intentionally misled the world for more than six months. The COVID-19 pandemic has an enormous toll on the U.S., claiming 80,000 lives in its wake and causing the unemployment rate in America to soar from 3.5% in February 2020 to over 14% by May. The poor handling of the matter and the deliberate deception by the Chinese government has led to hardship and death of many American citizens. Through the campaign, Wilson and fellow Attorney Generals and chief legal officers aim to hold the Chinese government accountable for the recent developments. Congressional hearings are crucial to America’s understanding of the coronavirus’s roots and attempts by China to mislead the world. In April 2020, Eric Schmitt, the Attorney General of Missouri, became the first person in America to file a lawsuit against the Chinese government, citing China’s campaign of deceit following the outbreak of the pandemic. Lynn Fitch, the Attorney general of Mississippi, also decided to file a lawsuit to hold the Chinese government accountable. In addition to Alan Wilson, other Attorney Generals who have supported this campaign include Attorney Generals of West Virginia, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Montana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Alaska, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, and Indiana.
What makes Alan Wilson such an excellent addition to the list of Attorney Generals in U.S. history, is his keenness and commitment to upholding the constitution and the rule of law. Alan Wilson’s primary goal is to protect South Carolina and American Citizens by establishing the right legal frameworks. Wilson does not relent from his commitment to making South Carolina and America a better place, even if it means standing up to the “big boys” such as the Federal government or the Chinese government. It’s now more important than ever to have an Attorney General like Alan Wilson in office, to ensure that America’s constitutional legacy is maintained even in the face of one of the most severe crises in recent history.