Marco Rubio accuses Biden’s top climate official of ‘profiting from slave labor’

A prominent Republican has just leveled some shocking accusations against the Biden administration.

In a Friday op-ed for Fox News, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) claimed that John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the topic of climate change, has been “profiting from slave labor.” 

“Nothing is going right for President Biden or our nation lately,” Rubio wrote in his Friday column. “Gas prices are surging. Groceries are more expensive. Supply chains are bottlenecked. Divisive Marxist policies are tearing our communities apart. We’ve been embarrassed on the world stage thanks to Biden’s Afghanistan debacle.”

“And now,” Rubio claimed, “the president’s top climate adviser is profiting from slave labor.”

The backstory

According to the Washington Examiner, Rubio’s op-ed refers to a new report that claims “Kerry’s wife is the beneficiary of a trust that has invested more than $1 million in an investment fund” known as Hillhouse China Value Fund L.P.

That fund “itself invests in a Chinese technology company” known as YITU Technology, which was blacklisted by the Trump administration “in 2019 for facilitating the Chinese communist regime’s atrocities against Uyghur Muslims,” the Examiner reported.

The Examiner‘s report continues:

That campaign of repression, which U.S. officials have deemed a genocide, intersects with Kerry’s climate work due to China’s exploitation of Uyghur labor to produce solar panels relevant to any major initiative to reduce carbon emissions.

The consequences

Now, Rubio says it’s time for Kerry to face the music.

“President Biden now has a choice: stand by the man profiting from slave labor or fire him,” Rubio wrote in his Friday op-ed for Fox.

“It should be an easy choice,” the senator added, “but the Biden administration and some Democrats are so desperate for a climate deal with the Chinese Communist Party that they are willing to ignore the regime’s use of slave labor.”

He went on:

We’ve seen this playbook before. What Biden is doing is not so very different from the nationless corporations that supported his campaign. Companies including Nike, Apple, and Amazon benefit from slave labor or sourcing from suppliers that do. It is why they previously fought against the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

“This is how they do business,” Rubio said, “and in their view, business is always more important than ending literal slavery or advancing U.S. national interests.”

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