Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, March 2, raised an alarm by warning that President Joe Biden’s policies are “embracing” the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
While Biden was not outspoken about his intentions regarding his relationship with the CCP, following a declared “trade war” during the Trump administration in 2020, some of the measures implemented and their shared ideology, give signs that Biden and his team’s plan is to improve the deal with the CCP and give in to its overreaching claims.
“So far, every action, every nomination that we have seen from the nascent Biden administration, insofar as it concerns China, has lessened the scrutiny, has lessened the sanctions, has lessened the pressure on communist China,” Cruz said in a speech during a Senate meeting on Tuesday. “We are seeing a steady and systematic embrace of communist China, and that is dangerous. That is dangerous for our nation. It is foolhardy.”
In addition, Cruz strongly opposed Biden’s choice of Gina Raimondo as secretary of commerce, who the senator said has joined in the “rush to embrace the worst elements of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).”
Forbes, published an excerpt of Cruz’s speech on its Twitter account, just as he rejects Raimondo’s nomination as Commerce secretary, “@TedCruz says he opposes Gov. Gina Raimondo’s nomination for Commerce Secretary, claiming ‘every nomination’ from Biden ‘insofar as it concerns China, has lessened the scrutiny, has lessened the sanctions, has lessened the pressure on communist China,'” Forbes posted in its message.
CHINA: Sen. @TedCruz says he opposes Gov. Gina Raimondo's nomination for Commerce Secretary, claiming "every nomination" from Biden "insofar as it concerns China, has lessened the scrutiny, has lessened the sanctions, has lessened the pressure on communist China." pic.twitter.com/xGbEMBqcn9
— Forbes (@Forbes) March 2, 2021
Raimondo will be responsible for promoting the nation’s economic growth at home and abroad. Her dealings with the CCP will largely define economic relations between the two countries and her implications for U.S. society will be notable.
Over the past year, the Trump administration’s Department of Commerce has maintained a strong distance and has not bowed to the pressures exerted by the CCP and its economic power.
One of the central points, which caused strong tensions, is regarding the telecommunications industry. Over the past two years, the Department of Commerce placed Huawei and approximately 150 of its affiliates on the sanctions list in an attempt to remove the critical technology and software company.
The Federal Communications Commission officially designated Huawei as a national security threat last June.
Raimondo, has refused to clarify whether she will maintain the trade restriction on Chinese telecom giant Huawei, which Cruz described as a “Chinese Communist Party spy agency.”
While Biden continues his “tepid” approach to the communist regime, it is not resting and Chinese officials have stepped up their rhetoric, presenting demands against the United States on issues such as trade, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and human rights as preconditions for “healthy” diplomatic relations.