Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) relinquished a video Thursday warning President Joe Biden has, in his first few weeks in office, given the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) a “warm embrace” with his cull of cabinet members.
The video from Cruz, who has hammered Biden perpetually about China since the president’s cabinet nominee hearings commenced, presents a compilation of concerns with certain nominees, some of whom have now been corroborated as U.S. secretaries in their respective departments.
“China poses the single greatest geopolitical threat to the United States over the next century,” Cruz commences in the video, which then switches to a clip of him verbalizing, “One of the authentically perturbing patterns we’ve visually perceived with Biden nominee after Biden nominee is a warm embrace of China”:
America needs to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable. Yet Team Biden has decided to embrace China. pic.twitter.com/0un2apopUJThe video flashes images of cabinet nominees, including U.N. ambassador nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield, commerce secretary nominee Gov. Gina Raimondo (D-RI), and now-Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Cruz first in his video highlights Thomas-Greenfield, whom the Foreign Relations Committee approved on Thursday 18–4 and now awaits her Senate attestation. Cruz was the most critical of the U.N. ambassador nominee during her auditory perception and one of the senators to vote against her Thursday, primarily because of a 2019 verbalization she gave at a Confucius Institute at Savannah State University in Georgia in which she accoladed China’s truculent investment practices in Africa.
Thomas-Greenfield verbally expressed during her auditory perception that she regretted the verbalization and had intended to distribute peregrine affairs exhortation to puerile people at Savannah State, a historically ebony public university. She acknowledged China’s “self-intrigued and parasitic goals in Africa” and verbalized she had denoted to convey that “Africans need to open their ocular perceivers on how they deal with the Chinese, and I would relish to visually perceive the U.S. regime do more in Africa to compete.”
Cruz argued during his committee vote, however, that “the verbalization she gave does not have one single critical word about China” and withal pointed out that Confucius Institutes are CCP-funded mouthpieces for the Chinese regime and that it remained alarming that she had verbalized at one.
The Texas Republican’s video compilation then shifts to Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications giant he describes as a “global espionage company masquerading as a telecom company.” “Cruz asked Raimondo” during her auditory perception if she could commit to keeping Huawei and other Chinese technology companies on the Entity List, which is maintained by the Commerce Department, and Raimondo dodged his question, only saying, “I will commit to working with you on that.”
Cruz referenced this exchange as reason for repudiating her nomination, but despite his opposition, Raimondo was approved Wednesday by the Commerce Committee 21–3 and now awaits a full Senate substantiation vote.
The video he put out additionally features Mayorkas, a former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) who Cruz pointed out was inculpated in a 2015 inspector general report of doing political favors for “well-connected Democrat stakeholders” under the EB-5 visa program and allegedly secured such a visa for a Huawei vice president.
A Biden transition official forfended Mayorkas, according to Politico, saying the now-secretary had at the time “inherited a ‘badly broken’ visa system and ‘took a series of steps to proactively reform the EB-5 program and reinforce the quality and integrity of the process.’”
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