We need to heed his warning.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced that the threat from the Chinese government was closer than people think.
Pompeo was speaking with members of the Republican Study Committee and stated that he did not realize the threat China had until he worked as the Central Intelligence Agency director.
He said, “This fight is inside the gates today … Containing where they are today, leave them in our institutions of higher learning. It leaves them in our high schools; it leaves them in our PTA groups. It leaves them inside our city councils and our state legislatures all across America. This is a deep effort that has been going on for 50 years. Republicans and Democrats alike refuse to deal with it, and we started to and did.”
He made sure to state that U.S. lawmakers need to stand up to China.
“They aren’t ten feet tall. They have enormous challenges. And we need to go use the tools that we have, the power that we have, to impose real costs on them in a way that will shape their behavior, in a way that reflects the understanding that we have about how the West must win and how the United States must protect its own.”
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