“Yesterday we received welcome news that there was an arrest made in the shooting earlier this month of two LA County deputies. It was a disgusting, targeted attack. I know that the sheriffs have a long road to recovery ahead of them, but I hope this brings a sense of peace to them and their families. Our police officers take on immense risks every day and they should know that the majority of the country is praying for their safety…
“Today marks the 71st anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Over the decades we have seen a communist regime who has been ruthless in their attempt to seize power.
“Today’s Chinese Communist Party is no closer to allowing their citizens to have freedom, than it was 31 years ago in Tiananmen Square.
“We have seen them break international agreements, carry out human rights abuses, and violate the sovereignty of neighboring nations.
“Previous administrations have implemented a strategy of accommodation:
- Former President Obama in 2011 said: ‘I absolutely believe that China’s peaceful rise is good for the world, and it’s good for America.’
- Former Vice President Joe Biden in 2015 said: ‘We want to see China rise…’
- And just last year, Joe Biden said China is ‘is not competition for us…’
“Perhaps Democrats are comfortable with bending a knee to China, but Republicans will not gamble with our economy or our national security.
“That is why House Republicans stood up a China Task Force back in May. The China Task Force was actually supposed to be bipartisan, but our Democrat colleagues backed out the day we were set to announce…
“Over the past few months the members on the Task Force worked to draft a comprehensive blueprint to counter China’s threats and yesterday they delivered.
“They continue to follow through on our Commitment to America we laid out earlier this month to rebuild the greatest economy by ending our dependence on China and implementing pro-growth policies.
“Much like Democrats have neglected to protect America from geopolitical threats, they are also neglecting their livelihoods at home.
“For the past several months there has been one common denominator in delaying relief: Speaker Pelosi…
“Republicans had brought to the floor a discharge petition, the only power the minority has to get a bill to the floor and go around the Speaker… and every single Democrat voted against it.
“So it seems that Nancy Pelosi has as much power over her members as the Chinese Communist Party has on [the Democrats].”