Nevertheless, He Insisted: Biden Claims He Can Change China’s Policies By Nagging
Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden claimed Tuesday night that he could get China to allow U.S. health experts into the country simply by hectoring the country.
“Here’s the deal. I would be on the phone with China and making it clear, ‘We are going to need to be in your country. You have to be open. You have to be clear. We have to know what’s going on. We have to be there with you.’ And insists on it. And insist, insist, insist. I could get that done,” Biden said.
Biden offered no evidence that China would change its policies, which have so far kept out U.S. health experts who offered to aid the country in combating the coronavirus outbreak, after repeated insistence.
In a similar fashion, Mike Bloomberg said that he would be able to convince China to change policies that result in unfair trade practices and forced technology transfers but offered not details or policies. He implied that China would do so simply because he would convince the leadership that it was in the interest of their people.
“You can negotiate with [Xi Jinping]. That’s exactly what we have to do. Make it seem that it is in his interest and his people’s interest to do what we want to do,” Bloomberg said. “Follow the rules, particularly no stealing of intellectual property. Follow the rules in terms of the trade agreements we have are reciprocal and go equally in both directions.”
Biden sounded a similar note.
“You can cooperate and you can also dictate exactly what they are,” Biden said.
Many of the Democratic candidates have been critical of Donald Trump’s tariffs on China but have failed to offer credible alternatives that would get China to change policies to which they object. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both said they would force China to comply their with environmental, labor, and human rights policies while still criticizing Trump’s tariffs.
Hawley: Legislation ‘Necessary’ to Address Chinese Monopoly of U.S. Drug,
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) wrote a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) Monday, contending that it is “inexcusable” that America
relies on China for its medical supply chain. Hawley called hearings and
legislation to determine how to address America’s reliance on Chinese for
producing vital medicine.
The Missouri conservative wrote a letter to U.S. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn after
reports revealed that the coronavirus has jeopardized the “domestic supply of
some 150 prescription drugs, including antibiotics, generics, and branded
Hawley said that the time is coming for Congress to have
oversight and consider legislation to address the insecurity of America’s
medical supply chain.
The degree to which some of our own manufacturers rely on China
to produce life-saving and life-sustaining medications is inexcusable. It is
becoming clear to me that both oversight hearings and additional legislation are
necessary to determine the extent of our reliance on Chinese production and
protect our medical product supply chain.
Reports have revealed the extent to which China produces and exports the
overwhelming majority of pharmaceuticals to the United States. China exports 97
percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of active ingredients used to make
drugs in Americans.
Another report stated that America is losing its ability to make pharmaceuticals
because of Chinese dumping of low-price products into the global market.
I would have our federal government invest in helping to rebuild
our industrial base using advanced manufacturing technology that can produce
our medicines much more cheaply, safely, with less environmental footprint, and
fully, from soup to nuts from those core raw materials to finished drug in one
location all here in the United States.
There will be opponents who say, ‘No, we should let the market
do it.’ The market will never do this. They’ll never make this investment. So
we have to decide as a country, do we want to have some degree of
self-sufficiency in our ability to make medicine? Do we want our military not
to be dependent on China for pharmaceuticals to treat chemical and biological
Gibson added, “We’ll be depending on China to help us out when
we run out of medicines. The absurdity of it is extraordinary. We have to
decide as a country, do we want to have some capacity to make our own
medicines, or not?”
Sean Moran is a congressional
reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.
SYPHONING OFF BRIBES TO FAMILY MEMBERS AS "CONSULTANT
FEES" HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS.
FORMER CA SENATOR BARBARA "BRIBES" BOXER SYPHONED OFF A
VAST FORTUNE OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS TO HER SON, OAKLAND LAWYER DOUGLAS
WHEN THEY TRIED TO CLEAN UP THE SENATE FROM THIS DEVICE OF BRAZEN
CORRUPTION AND INFLUENCE PEDDLING, SENATORS FEINSTEIN AND BOXER VOTED HELL
PELOSI HAS ALSO SYPHONED OFF BRIBES TO HER HUSBAND.
FORMER GOV OF CALIFORNIA GRAY DAVIS SYPHONED OFF $130k TO HIS
WIFE, THE AIRLINE STEWARDESS, IN "CONSULTANT FEES".
THEY DON'T FOOL ANYONE!
Biden’s Sister Valerie Sent Millions of Joe’s Campaign Dollars to Her Own
Valerie Biden Owens, the sister
of former vice president Joe Biden (D), who served as the campaign manager for
his past presidential campaigns, directed $2.5 million from “Citizens for
Biden” and “Biden for President Inc.” to her own consulting firm during her
brother’s 2008 presidential bid alone, Breitbart senior contributor and
Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer’s
investigative blockbuster Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive
Biden’s political tenure, as Schweizer’s
book extensively details, has largely remained a complicated family affair,
resulting in little-known financial benefits for not just his son Hunter Biden,
but for his sister Valerie.
role as a senior partner in the political messaging firm Slade White &
Company coincided with her participation in Biden’s various political
campaigns. She was only one of two executives – the other being Joe Slade White
– at the firm and has remained the
Executive Vice President for 15 years.
the lines between her role as leading her brother’s political campaigns and
working at the firm blurred, as the firm “received large fees from the Biden
campaigns that Valerie was running,” Profiles
in Corruption reveals:
The firm received large fees from
the Biden campaigns that Valerie was running. Two and a half million dollars in
consulting fees flowed to her firm from Citizens for Biden and Biden For
President Inc. during the 2008 presidential bid alone. Keep in mind that Joe
Slade White & Company worked for Biden campaigns over eighteen years.
The report demonstrates a pattern,
as Schweizer’s book shows, of the complex, albeit largely unknown, dynamics of
the Biden family and the financial benefits reaped, which purportedly stem from
the presidential hopeful’s varying positions in government throughout his life.
are not a few disparate enterprises, but rather moneymaking ventures that
appear to be part of a well-organized family business,” Profiles in Corruption details.
Biden has previously denied,
particularly on the campaign trail, the allegations that his family members
have cashed out in various ways over the course of his political career.
“I’ve never discussed with my son or
my brother, or anyone else anything having to do with their businesses,
period,” Biden told reporters in August 2019 amid further allegations of his
family members using his political leverage for personal gain.
“As we will see, this is an impossibility,
“ Schweizer writes.
latest revelation, detailing Valerie’s direction of millions of her brother’s
campaign dollars to her consulting firm, follows the eye-opening discoveries
detailed in Schweizer’s New
York Times #1 bestseller Secret Empires, which effectively “blew the lid
off the Biden-Burisma scandal in Ukraine, wherein Hunter Biden made up to
$83,000 a month with Ukrainian energy giant Burisma as his father led
U.S.-Ukraine policy while vice president,” as Breitbart News detailed.
Profiles in Corruption also exposes “the Biden 5,”
detailing how Hunter Biden’s firms scored business
deals with figures and entities tied to the governments of Russia, China, and
Kazakhstan. It also reveals how Biden’s brothers seemingly benefited from his
political stature. As Schweizer reveals, James Biden’s firm received $1.5 billion in government
contracts despite a lack of experience in the international development
industry. Profiles in
Corruption also details Frank Biden’s connection to projects receiving millions
in taxpayer loans over the course of the Obama administration.
will continue to face mounting questions surrounding the benefits his family
reaped as a result of his political influence as the Iowa caucuses kick off the
Democrat primary election next week. While he is thought by some to be the
Democrat party frontrunner, the RealClearPolitics average shows Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) slowly closing
the gap. The socialist Sanders has overtaken him in key early state polls over
the last week.
Ilhan Omar Paid over $500,000 to Alleged Lover’s Firm
Washington Free Beacon reported Saturday that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)’s
congressional campaign paid over $500,000 in 2019 to a firm run by her alleged
boyfriend, political consultant Timothy Mynett.
Beacon, citing FEC campaign filings,
noted that Omar’s campaign apparently paid the E Street Group $215,000 in
the fourth quarter of 2019, bringing the total paid to the firm to $525,000
The expenses cover services such as
“Digital Communications Consulting” and “Digital Advertising.”
for divorce in October from her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, after reports of the
affair surfaced. Her filing, the Washington
Postreported, did not mention an affair.
But divorce filings from Mynett’s wife did allege an affair, though both Omar
and Mynett denied the allegations, the Post reported.
Breitbart News noted in
October, the UK Daily Mailreported last fall that Omar and Mynett
had been spotted together.
marriage to Hirsi was already the subject of controversy. A state ethics board
investigating campaign finance violations found that
Omar had filed taxes jointly in 2014 and 2015 with Hirsi while legally
married to another man, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. She claimed that she married
Hirsi in a religious ceremony in 2002, and the two have children together,
though they never married legally until after she divorced Elmi.
Sternberg alleged at the Powerline blog last
year that Elmi is Omar’s brother, and that she was brought to the U.S. as a
refugee by another family, using their surname instead of her own.
have circulated in the media that the FBI is
investigating Omar’s first marriage.
Omar is a member of the so-called
“Squad,” a diverse left-wing group of first-term women in Congress that has
clashed both with party leadership and President Donald Trump.
She endorsed Sen.
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president last year, declaring that he would fight
against “western imperialism.” She also backs radical boycotts of Israel and
triggered a political crisis last year with several antisemitic comments.
Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He earned an A.B. in Social
Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a
J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak
Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How
Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from
Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
in Corruption’ Hits #1 on NYT Bestseller List
Profiles in Corruption, based on over a year
and a half of research by Breitbart News senior contributor and Government
Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer and his team of
investigators, details the past conduct and little-known ties of several prominent
progressive leaders. Those include former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Eric
Garcetti, and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker
(D-NJ), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sherrod Brown
in Schweizer’s investigative work are backed by 1,126 endnotes,
totaling 83 pages of source material. Some of those revelations include:
New data that will be released on Wednesday by the Center for Migration Studies shows there were 10.6 million immigrants living unlawfully in the United States in 2018 compared with 11.75 million in 2010, a decline propelled primarily by Mexicans returning south.
The population of unauthorized Mexicans in the United States declined by a quarter between 2010 and 2018, the new immigration figures show, amid stepped-up deportations and an improved Mexican economy that has encouraged many people to go home voluntarily.
And Mexicans, the largest foreign-born population in the United States, are not the only nationality electing to leave. The undocumented population from South Korea has dropped by 22 percent, and Poland’s has plummeted more than 50 percent — returning to countries that have enjoyed economic prosperity.
However, many other illegals are no longer counted as illegals because they manage to get green cards and citizenship via the routine “Adjustment of Status” process.
The CMS study also downplays the annual number of “anchor babies” and the several hundred thousand migrants from Central America. Those migrants were allowed into the country during 2018 and 2019 via “catch and release” rules, even though most of them will lose their claims for asylum. So far, few have been deported.
Other organizations estimate a much larger population of illegals. For example, in September 2019, a report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform estimated that roughly 14.3 million illegal aliens are living across the United States.
The CMS study also discounts the huge economic impact of legal immigration, which shifts much wealth from central states to coastal states, from young people to old people, and from wage-earners to stock investors.
The CMS study’s warning about the Indian illegal population complements a June 2019 report by the Pew Research Center that said India is now the leading source of legal migrants into the United States:
More than 1 million immigrants arrive in the U.S. each year. In 2017, the top country of origin for new immigrants coming into the U.S. was India, with 126,000 people, followed by Mexico (124,000), China (121,000) and Cuba (41,000).
The fast-growing Indian illegal population is largely employed by the fast-growing population of legal Indian visa workers, which now stands at roughly one million.
Govt data shows 1 million Indian contract-workers get white-collar jobs in tech, banking, health etc. The Indian hiring ignores many EEOC laws & is expanding amid gov't & media silence. It is a huge economic & career loss for US college grads.#S368#H1Bhttp://bit.ly/2Sy3uw6
Those contract workers have their own spouses and family members of at least 350,000 people, and they tend to shop at Indian-owned stories that often employ the illegals.
The expanding flow of Indian legal and illegal migrants spotlights the vast population of poor young Indians and also the Indian government’s economic strategy of exporting workers to other countries, including the United States.
India’s population is so huge that India has roughly 178 million young men aged 20 to 34. That number is more than one young Indian male for every two Americans in the entire U.S. population of 329 million.
In 2019, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported just 1,616 Indians, up from 611 deportations in 2018, according to a January report by the Times of India. ICE also detained 8,447 Indian migrants, up from 2,306 in 2014.
The flow of legal and illegal Indian migrants will likely accelerate if the S.386 bill pushed by Utah’s GOP establishment becomes law.
The bill would quadruple the annual number of green cards offered to Indians, up to roughly 100,000 a year. The bill would dramatically increase the incentives for Indian graduates to work in the United States via the Occupational Practical Training programs and would provide more Indian employers for Indian illegals.
India’s government supports the S.368 bill, partly because government officials want to maximize the number of Indians working abroad. The Indian news site, DeccanHerald.com reported February 26:
The most important foundations of this special friendship between India and America are our people-to-people relations,” [Primie Minister Narendra] Modi said as he and Trump addressed media-persons after a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.
“Be it, professionals or students, Indian Diaspora in America has been the biggest contributor to this (growth of India-US relations),” Prime Minister said on Tuesday, adding: “These ambassadors of India are not only contributing to the economy of the United States with their talent and hard work. Rather, they are also enriching American society with their democratic values and rich culture.”
The S.368 bill is being pushed by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) under intense pressure from Utah’s business establishment.
The US has a fast-growing population of roughly 630,000 illegal migrants from India, mixed among the temporary contract-work population of at least 1.5 million Indians. That's great for business & govt's, but bad for Americans' families & employees. http://bit.ly/2zfNggO