Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) is urging President Joe Biden to take action against Communist China for their sanctions on 28 former senior U.S. officials, which came in response to those officials advancing U.S. interests that directly confronted China.
“On January 20th, moments after President Biden took the oath of office, the Chinese Communist Party announced sanctions on 28 former senior U.S. officials,” Tuberville wrote in a letter to Biden, which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. “The CCP claimed these diplomats, cabinet secretaries, and top White House advisors, ‘seriously violated China’s sovereignty and … have been mainly responsible for such U.S. moves on China-related issues.’ In reality, these individuals were committed to fight for the interests of the American people while serving in the Trump Administration.”
Tuberville highlighted some of the Trump officials that had been sanctioned, writing, “As you are aware, the individuals sanctioned include former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft, former National Security Adviser Robert O’ Brien, and former White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro, among others. Each of these Americans served our country with honor and distinction.”
“China’s affront to these public servants and our nation cannot stand,” he concluded. “At your earliest convenience, I would like to discuss the steps the Department of State has taken or intends to take in response to China’s actions. I look forward to working with you on this and other issues.”
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