Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Thursday, July 30, praised China as a country “growing into a respectable nation” despite the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) ongoing human rights violations.

“We hold China as a potential trading partner, as a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time, and as a country growing into a respectable nation amongst other nations. I deeply believe that,” Feinstein said during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday, according to Fox News.

Feinstein also cautioned against holding the CCP accountable for the CCP Virus, saying that would backfire on the United States.

“We launch a series of unknown events that could be very, very dangerous. I think this is a huge mistake,” said Feinstein.

Feinstein’s comments came amid reports of human rights abuses against the CCP. It was revealed that the Uighur Muslim community in Xinjiang Province, also known as East Turkistan, has now been added to the list for organ donors. They are innocent victims killed for their hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, and other vital body parts.

Human Rights Watch revealed in December 2017, that a database of 19 million Uighurs had been collated by the CCP, adding to the tens of millions of citizens from various groups such as Falun Gong, Christians, and pro-democracy and anti-government groups including pro-independence Tibetan groups.

The CCP has also taken draconian measures like forced birth control, sterilization, abortion, mass detentions, and imprisonment to dramatically lower the birthrates of minority women while encouraging other populations to produce more children, according to The Associated Press.

A recently released ESPN report found that the NBA’s youth training schools in China are reportedly a hotbed of students’ physical abuse and mistreatment. Youth who enroll in NBA academies in China are physically beaten by their coaches and not provided with proper education.

Feinstein made the remarks during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting debating a bill that would allow U.S. citizens to sue the CCP for its handling of the outbreak and a cover-up of the virus.

Feinstein allegedly had a Chinese spy working in her office for 20 years. The spy was listed on Feinstein’s payroll as an “office director” in 2013, but did not have access to “sensitive information or legislative matters,” reported the Daily Caller. 

The Democrat senator has also benefited from her husband’s relationship with the CCP as his company was partnering with business ventures in China, reported the Free Beacon.

Feinstein’s comments come as the Trump administration uplifts its hard-line stance against the CCP. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the CCP poses a real “risk” to the safety and security of America. The Trump administration also said this week that it is working to build partnerships with Asian countries to confront the CCP.