GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas opened up and let it rip this week.
“What the far left is doing, they hate America. This is not about social justice. This is not about equality. Every one of us agrees that everyone’s rights should be protected, regardless of race,” he told.
He was questioned, “What in your view does the Chinese Communist Party ultimately seek to achieve? If it were to achieve it, what would that mean for the life of every American?”
Then claimed, “Nothing short of world domination. The objective of the Chinese communist government is to become the preeminent superpower on the face of the Earth, the preeminent military power, the preeminent economic power, and to dictate its will across the globe.”
Plus he added, “I believe China poses the most significant geopolitical threat for the United States over the next century because its ambitions are unlimited and its record of torture, murder, lies, and oppression would only grow worse were China to achieve its objective of global superiority.”
Beyond that Cruz stated, ” I think the most important foreign policy consequence of the pandemic is going to be a fundamental reassessment of the United States’ relationship with China. For far too long, voices in Washington in both parties have been content to be apologists for China, to minimize the risk, to excuse the oppression, the torture, the murder, the lies, all in search of an extra dollar they believed we could make in global commerce.”
In addition, “The Chinese government deliberately, strategically, and systematically targeted pharmaceutical production, creating cartels to drive out of business U.S. production and draw much of global production into China, so that we are today incredibly dependent on China for a host of pharmaceuticals — from antibiotics, to blood pressure medicine, to heart medicine, to Alzheimer’s drugs, to cancer drugs, to anti-anxiety and depression drugs — not to mention PPE, from masks and gloves to gowns.”
He argued, “In the midst of this pandemic, at least one state-controlled media outlet in China explicitly threatened to cut off life-saving pharmaceuticals from the United States as a tool of economic warfare. If it were to do so, that wouldn’t be economic warfare; it would be actual warfare.” That threat should be taken very seriously no question.