Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday said he officially served the Chinese Communist Party and several other groups over the role they allegedly played in the COVID-19 outbreak. “I filed this suit to hold the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese authorities accountable for their role in the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken lives, ruined businesses, destroyed economies, and more. Serving these entities is an important step in that process,” Schmitt said in a statement. “Despite China’s stonewalling, my Office remains determined to hold the Chinese authorities accountable for unleashing the COVID-19 pandemic.”