Tim Scott suggests Biden has been ‘compromised’ by Beijing and urges Americans to stop buying from China as it funds their increasingly aggressive behavior
- South Carolina Senator Tim Scott claimed Biden could be “compromised” by China as he continues to “pacify” the communist nation
- Hunter Biden’s alleged business ties to China further shine a spotlight on the president’s dealings with Beijing
- Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and wants to facilitate peace talks to help end the war
Tim Scott attacked Joe Biden for “pacifying” China, claiming the president could be “compromised” by the communist nation trying to “beat our way of life.”
The claims come amid mounting aggression from China and deteriorating relations between Washington and Beijing as US lawmakers continue to support Taiwan’s autonomy from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
China also recently called for a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and wants to facilitate peace talks as the war between the two nations enters its second year.
Scott, a GOP senator from South Carolina weighing up a presidential bid, says it’s time for the US to take a stand against China — and demand that America stop buying the CCP because it helps fund their rise to power.
“All Biden is doing is pacifying China,” Scott claimed during an interview on Cats Roundtable Sunday morning with host John Catsimatidis. “I don’t know why he’s doing this.”
“I don’t know if he compromised,” Scott added of the president. “I don’t know what it is, but this is a man who won’t stand up to dictators around the world.”
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott claimed President Joe Biden could be “compromised” by China for continuing to “pacify” the communist nation
Many have called on President Biden to be tougher on China — especially after the US shot down a spy balloon from Beijing earlier this month.
Biden’s son Hunter has business ties to China, further highlighting the president’s handling of the increasingly aggressive Asian nation.
While Biden was still vice president, Hunter was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to act as an “advisor” to “open doors” by introducing businessmen with ties to Beijing to political leaders around the world, Republican Congressman James Comer claimed in a letter last week.
Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is investigating Hunter and Biden’s family ties to the CCP.
“The government of China (and) the government of Russia have decided not to be our challengers, but our enemies,” he explained.
Scott demanded, “We must stop ever buying anything, anything, anything made in communist China or made in Russia.”
“No American company should be doing business—no business—in Communist China or Russia. No!’ he stood on it. “Every time you buy a Chinese product, or you buy an app, or you use TikTok, the Chinese government makes money from it.”
“The money always flows to the Chinese government,” Scott explains. “What they’re going to do with that money is they’re going to continue building an army to defeat us and our way of life.”
Scott’s allegations come as Beijing becomes increasingly aggressive and conducts a series of military exercises in the South China Sea
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and wants to facilitate peace talks to help end the war between the two countries. The US has dismissed this as ‘one-sided’ diplomacy
The South Carolina senator has been visiting early primary states in recent weeks as he considered making a bid for the presidency in the Republican primary.
So far, former President Donald Trump and his one-time ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley have announced their candidacy for president. Some other lesser-known candidates, including biotech multimillionaire Vivek Ramaswamy, have also submitted bids.
There are several dozen others who are considering or reportedly considering jumping into the race, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Scott and former Vice President Mike Pence.
Republicans and national security hawks have called on the Biden administration to impose tougher penalties on China after its surveillance program was exposed by the US earlier this month when a spy balloon was shot down from the sky.
China has flown these vehicles, which Beijing claims were just a stray weather balloon, in more than 40 countries.
The US shot down a balloon over the ocean off the East Coast earlier this month, finding technology used to collect data and track US military operations.