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“We also have to wonder why Democrats are so hesitant to hold China accountable? I don’t know what the Chinese Communist Party has on the Democrats, but it is effective.

“The evidence is undeniable: they are conducting espionage, hacking our vaccine development research, and today there was even an Axios report that warned about China’s increased capability in interfering in our elections.

“Yet Democrats have voted against our attempts to hold China accountable. Just yesterday in a mark-up about an election interference bill Ranking Member McCaul tried to amend it to also talk about China and the Democrats all voted against it and refused…

“Also yesterday, Democrats voted against our attempt to bring up a bill that has been sitting on Speaker Pelosi’s desk for more than a month — the CONFUCIUS Act by Senator Kennedy.

“Also sitting on Pelosi’s desk is the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act [also] by Senator Kennedy. Pelosi has held this since May.

“And last week, they voted against my bill to hold China accountable for hacking America’s COVID research for a vaccine. At the same time on the same day we indicted two Chinese hackers for coming after the vaccine…

Instead of taking action to keep Americans safe, Democrats are making excuses… Look at what they have said:

  • Biden: ‘We believe that a rising China is a positive development…’
  • Pelosi: ‘What the President is saying about China is interesting – it’s an interesting diversion…’
  • Schiff: Blames the ‘escalation’ on America – on closing the Houston consulate ‘This very dramatic and sudden escalation with China is all about politics…’
  • Smith: ‘It’s not actually [China’s] job to warn the American people about the virus…’

“Again, I do not know what the Chinese Communist Party has on the Democrats, but it is very effective… It’s reckless that Democrats are still fixated on the Russia hoax and ignoring the blatant threat right before our eyes.”