“The Chinese Communists are murdering, lying, torturing tyrants,” the Texas Republican said.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, warned Wednesday that China represents the chief threat currently confronting the United States, calling Chinese communists “murdering, lying, torturing tyrants.”
“The overwhelming challenge for this body and this country for the next century going forward is how we stand up to the threat of China. China is waging a thousand year war. And for the sake, not only of Americans, but for the sake of the free world, America needs to win this contest,” Cruz declared in a Senate floor speech.
“The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into high relief the fact that China is our most dangerous threat,” he added.
The China hawk and former presidential candidate pleaded to lessen U.S. dependence on Beijing and blasted American businesses for compromising while pursuing profits from China.
“Big business, giant corporations, the media, Hollywood, all are terrified to take on Communist China. All see the billions they can earn from access to the Chinese markets as more important than free speech,” Cruz said.