GOP Florida Sen. Rick Scott on Sunday accused President Biden of repeatedly “pacifying” China and suggested the commander in chief may be “compromised” somehow by the Communist country.
Scott told John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM radio show that no American company should be doing business in China or Russia, saying the US must “focus on what’s good for America, what’s good for Americans, what’s good for our children, our grandchildren.
“All that Biden does is pacify China. I mean, I don’t know why he does it. I don’t know if he’s compromised. I don’t know what it is. But this is a guy that won’t stand up to dictators around the world,” Scott said.
The president has had to deflect questions for months about his role in first son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China, which were first reported by The Post in October and November 2020.
Scott reiterated comments he made on Twitter last week in response to a poll that showed Americans are now more concerned with China’s influence around the world than Russia’s, and that 58% disapprove of how Biden is handling relations with Beijing.
“Communist China has chosen to be our enemy. The CCP wants to destroy our way of life, and @JoeBiden shows nothing but weak appeasement,” Scott posted on Twitter, linking to The Associated Press survey.
“The American people deserve a leader in Washington who stands up to evil regimes and puts America first,” he added.
The poll was conducted just before Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine but after the US military shot down a Chinese spy balloon Feb. 4 off the coast of South Carolina.
Biden faced pointed criticism for the delay in shooting down the balloon, thus allowing it to sail across a large part of the United States, including over sensitive military installations.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken also said last Sunday that he believed China was considering providing lethal weapons to Russia in its year-long war against Ukraine, further straining relations between Washington and Beijing.
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