The Democratic chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee claimed Wednesday that Joe Biden and his administration are trying not to openly support anti-lockdown protesters in China too much in order to avoid the Communist government claiming that it’s all a “western plot”.
Appearing on CNN, Mark Warner stated that if the CCP is “able to portray this as kind of an anti-Chinese or western plot, that undermines the very protesters that we’re trying to stand with.”
Warner continued with a word salad, stating “I think there are things that those of us leaders in the Senate and the House have a little bit more flexibility, frankly, than the administration. This — the administration, particularly after the most recent meeting between Xi and Biden, to try to have lower some of the tensions…. we don’t want an active conflict to erupt.”
“I think those of us in the Congress have a little more freedom. And I think we can push the administration, but as you said, we don’t want to feed the propaganda machine that turns these protesters driven by Chinese people into what the overall message would be of the Chinese people,” the Democrat further claimed.
Warner’s comments come as the Biden White House says it “isn’t taking a side” on the cause of anti-lockdown protests in China, a ‘walking on eggshells’ remark seemingly designed to protect the administration from charges of hypocrisy.
Republicans, including Senator Tom Cotton are pushing for Biden to more strongly support the anti-lockdown protests.
“This is not just some protest on a college campus in America or a European capital,” Cotton noted, adding “These Chinese are protesting the world’s most powerful, dangerous, techno-totalitarian government.”
The Senator further urged that “One reason President Biden should speak in his own voice on camera in support of these brave Chinese protesting their communist government is to prevent another Tiananmen Square Massacre. But also by saying if there is another Tiananmen Square Massacre, if the Chinese communists use force against their own people, there would be massive consequences.”
“China unleashed this plague on the world, including its own people. They have had the counterproductive ‘Zero Covid’ policy for a long time and now they have a dilemma,” Cotton asserted.
Meanwhile, exiled Chinese dissident Xi Van Fleet told FOX News that the uprising is not only about lockdowns, but about the people finally opposing Communism on the whole.
“This is extraordinary. We’re witnessing a watershed moment,” Van Fleet explained, adding “During the past 75 years, Chinese people put up so much abuse from the totalitarian communist government. But it was the past three years, Xi Jinping’s ‘Zero Covid’ policy that brought people to the breaking point.”
As we highlighted yesterday, fears of a new Tiananmen Square style crackdown in China have been heightened by footage of tanks being deployed to the streets of major cities as the Communist Party faces massive unrest.
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