Rubio Moves To Cut Dependence On Top American Rival

Via The Washington Examiner:

Sen. Marco Rubio wants to cut the United States’s dependence on China for medical supplies and bring drug manufacturing back to the country following the coronavirus pandemic.

“I think the fundamental question is, are there certain things that a country should be able to do for itself, especially in a time of conflict or emergency?” Rubio told the Washington Free Beacon. “And the answer is yes.”

The Florida Republican introduced bipartisan legislation in March that would begin to reverse U.S. dependence on foreign nations such as China. 

“I think one of the great flaws of the last 20, 30 years is the belief that we have reached the point where countries could be heavily interdependent on one another for things critical to their international security and that somehow that would never be impacted,” Rubio said. “That, in essence, nation-states would not come into play in a time of conflict or in a time of emergency.”