Biden, Democrats' lack of urgency towards China poses significant threat to America's security

July 22, 2021
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The Hill

By: Rep. Mike Gallagher

July 22, 2021

The United States of America stands as a beacon of freedom and a living testament to the Founding Fathers’ belief in a country built upon the principles of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Over the past century, the United States has led the world in defeating authoritarian regimes and advancing democracy and human rights. However, despite the defeat of Nazism and the end of the Cold War, not all countries share our goals to uphold and defend natural and inalienable rights. Since its founding 100 years ago, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has committed countless gross violations of human rights, oppressed its citizens, and deprived them of their basic God-given liberties. Increasingly, the CCP is working to export this totalitarian model abroad. To defend our country and our values, we must expose and discredit the CCP in the eyes of the world.

For over a year, House Republicans have led the effort in Congress to counter the CCP’s malign actions and shed light on its culpability for the COVID-19 pandemic. Regrettably, our Democrat colleagues have failed to join us and hold China accountable. Unless the Biden administration and congressional Democrats get serious, the CCP will continue to gain considerable influence around the world. Inaction by Washington Democrats will only bolster the CCP’s rise as a global superpower that carries out an oppressive ideology.

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