Republican Lawmakers Call for Tough Biden Response After Red China Sanctions Trump Officials


From The Epoch Times:

Top Republican lawmakers are calling on the Biden administration to take forceful measures against the Chinese regime, after Beijing slapped sanctions on former Trump administration officials, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The sanctions were announced on Jan. 20, the same day that President Joe Biden was sworn into office. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson accused the U.S. officials of carrying out “a series of crazy moves” that “seriously interfered with China’s internal affairs” and “seriously disrupted China-U.S. relations.”

So far, Emily Horne, the spokesperson for Biden’s National Security Council, has said that the sanctions are “unproductive and cynical.”

Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), outgoing chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, took to Twitter to say that the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was “testing the Biden Admin’s resolve to continue a tougher, competitive approach towards China.”

“Together, Republicans & Democrats must show Beijing we will not be deterred from defending U.S. interests,” he said.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the leading Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said via Twitter that the sanctions were “a brazen & baseless attempt to silence & intimidate officials that hold the #CCP accountable for genocide & its takeover of Hong Kong.”

“The Biden admin must immediately make it clear that coercion will not be tolerated,” he added.

On Jan. 19, Pompeo declared that the CCP’s persecution against Uyghurs and other majority-Muslim ethnic minorities constitutes genocide and are “crimes against humanity.”

Uyghur woman Mihrigul Tursun gives evidence to the China

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