McCarthy, GOP, Dems unite behind new China committee: ‘The era of trusting communist China is over’

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McCarthy, GOP, Dems unite behind new China committee: ‘The era of trusting communist China is over’

Several Democrats spoke in favor of new committee during House debate

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By Peter Kasperowicz | Fox News

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House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday joined forces and voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new committee to examine U.S. strategic competition with China, after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy declared on the House floor that neither Republicans nor Democrats trust China anymore.

“We spent decades passing policies that welcomed China into the global system,” McCarthy said. “In return, China has exported oppression, aggression and anti-Americanism. Today, the power of its military and economy are growing at the expense of freedom and democracy worldwide.”

“It didn’t start under this administration, but the current administration has clearly made it worse,” he continued. “Its policies have weakened our economy and made us more vulnerable to the threat of the CCP [Chinese Communist Party].”

“There is bipartisan consensus that the era of trusting communist China is over,” McCarthy added.

HOUSE GOP TACKLES CHINA, WEAPONIZATION OF US GOVERNMENT IN DAY 2 OF LEGISLATIVE ACTION

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, left, won support from some Democrats on Tuesday in the creation of a new committee to examine U.S.-China competition.

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