John Ratcliffe just blasted the Biden administration for its soft approach to China, arguing that administration officials “don’t want China to be the bad guy.”
Ratcliffe did so on Friday during an appearance on Fox Business’s Kudlow.
The first topic that Ratcliffe and Kudlow discussed was the recent reports of China setting up “police stations” in the United States.
In case you missed it, Reuters, on Thursday, reported:
The United States is deeply concerned about the Chinese government setting up unauthorized “police stations” in U.S. cities to possibly pursue influence operations, FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers on Thursday.
Ratcliffe reacted to the news on Friday, saying, “it’s a way for the Chinese Communist Party to keep tabs on their own citizens, to influence them, to bully them, and then sometimes to blackmail them.”
Ratcliffe continued by arguing that the real problem with this is that Wray is “not doing anything” about it.
“He’s not doing anything,” Ratcliffe said. “This is a clear violation of international law. It’s a clear violation of U.S. sovereignty.”
Ratcliffe, after rhetorically noting that China would certainly not let the U.S. set up police stations in China, went on to ask why it is that the Biden administration is “not doing so many things when it comes to China,” including addressing this idea of U.S.-based Chinese “police stations.”
Proceeding to answer his own question, Ratcliffe said, “so many in this administration see China, as they describe them, as a competitor or a pacing threat rather than as an adversary. They don’t want China to be the bad guy.”
Ratcliffe argued that it’s not just the Biden administration either that takes this approach. He said the approach is also taken by “Wall Street,” by “Silicon Valley,” and by “Hollywood.”
“It’s episodes like this that really underscore how sinister and persuasive China’s information war and influence campaign is against the United States,” Ratcliffe concluded.
America has never been weaker internationally than it is right now under Biden’s leadership. China must be one of the Biden administration’s biggest fans.