Thursday, August 5, 2021

Rubio's chilling warning: China has weaponized US ‘corporate lust for profits'
Rubio says corporate America's reliance on China is a national security threat

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that China has weaponized America's own "corporate lust for profits" against the U.S.

In a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Rubio said, "It is time to wake up" and look at corporate America’s reliance on the Chinese Communist Party.

"U.S. corporations are so desperate to have access to the Chinese market that they’ll lead costly boycotts in an American state that passes a law that they don’t like," Rubio said. "American companies have actually fired Americans who live in America for saying or writing something that China doesn’t like."

Rubio pointed to several instances where American businesses fired employees, removed certain articles of clothing from U.S. shelves, and severed ties to other U.S. businesses due to CCP pressure.

DeSantis Lays Into Biden on Covid Hypocrisy
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continued to fire back at President Biden on Wednesday after the commander in chief got confrontational with GOP governors over the rise in Covid cases.

"I say to these governors: Please help. But if you aren't going to help, at least get out of the way," Biden said Tuesday. "The people are trying to do the right thing. Use your power to save lives."

During a press conference on Wednesday, DeSantis shot back, pointing out that perhaps Biden should focus on his job of securing the border before lecturing anyone about Covid. 

The Republican governor continued his criticism, pointing out Biden’s hypocrisy during an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham Wednesday evening. 

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