Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff (D) promoted the Chinese Communist Party’s state-run outlet Xinhua on social media just a month after his brief tenure as a congressional national security aide.
“Esp. during 18th Party Congress, #follow @XHNews (Xinhua – Chinese state media),” Ossoff wrote on Twitter in November 2012.
Just Jon Ossoff encouraging his Twitter followers to follow the Chinese Communist Party’s state-run media.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 28, 2020
Earlier this year, the Trump administration required five Chinese state-run media organizations to register their personnel and property with the U.S. government, including Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, previously known as CCTV, China Radio International, the parent company of China Daily newspaper, and the parent company of The People’s Daily newspaper.
“These five U.S.-based entities are not independent news organizations—they are effectively controlled by the [Chinese] government,” a State Department representative said.
Recently, it’s was revealed that Ossoff was compensated by a Hong Kong media company whose owner spoke out against pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong.
According to the National Review, Ossoff quietly disclosed in an amended financial statement that he has received at least $5,000 from PCCW Media Limited, the largest telecom agency in Hong Kong, over the last two years as the CEO of a London-based producer of investigative documentaries.
An Ossoff campaign representative told the National Review that the payments came from the airing of “two investigations produced by Jon’s company of ISIS war crimes against women and girls,” representing “one of dozens of TV stations and distributors in more than 30 countries that have aired Jon’s work.”
Ossoff will face Sen. David Perdue in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff election, one of two races that will determine which party controls the Senate.
During an interview with radio show host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, Dec. 28, Perdue said that the CCP is targeting “young impressionable liberals” like Ossoff, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), and Hunter Biden. Swalwell was reportedly targeted by a CCP spy and Hunter Biden, Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, is under investigations over ties to CCP-linked companies.
“Jon Ossoff in his career has only really done one thing. He calls himself a documentary journalist. His biggest client in the last nine years—in a business that his daddy bought for him—was Al-Jazeera, the spokespeople for terrorists and ISIS,” Perdue said.
“This shows bad judgment, and it’s a real dangerous thing on the back of the Swalwell scandal and also the Hunter Biden scandal. It shows what China’s doing: they’re finding these young impressionable liberals and they’re developing strong relationships,” he added.
Perdue said he along with Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R), who will run against Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock on Jan. 5, are “last line of defense” against socialist takeover of Congress.