On Sunday, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Select Committee on China, criticized fellow Republican Rep. Called Lance Gooden (Texas). .) to America.
“Well, I say we should not question anyone’s loyalty to America. I think that is out of bounds. It’s beyond the pale,” Gallagher said On CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
Gooden sparked a Democratic backlash after he supported President Biden’s nomination for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation against allegations of ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and suggested that Xu, the country’s first Chinese-American congresswoman, be barred from accessing critical goods. .
“I question her loyalty or competence,” Gooden said said on Fox News.
Gallagher said on Sunday that lawmakers “should work with our colleagues to let them know that they may be targets of the CCP if they have concerns about a particular organization.”
“CCP influence — as a former counterintelligence officer, I can tell you, we’re a soft target in Congress. But absolutely, we shouldn’t question anyone’s loyalty,” Gallagher said.
A representative from the top Democratic Party of China elected committee. Raja Krishnamurthy (Ill.), who said Beijing wants to sow divisions in American politics, appeared with Gallagher on “Face the Nation.”
“We cannot go that way. Again, the Chinese Communist Party likes it when we are divided internally and they like it when we are united. We must avoid that. And we must hold the Chinese Communist Party … responsible for specific actions and deal with them,” he said. Krishnamurthy said.