According to a recent poll, most voters believe President Joe Biden has a conflict of interest when responding to aggressive actions by China.
Of 1,082 respondents, 57.2% believe the Biden family’s personal business interests with China create a conflict of interest for the country when responding to Chinese aggression, according to a Conventions of States Action/ Trafalgar poll released Friday.
Going forward, 57.6% of respondents believe the Biden administration should be more aggressive in leading a global coalition to contain China.
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“This poll shows that Americans are rightly concerned about China’s aggressive actions towards the U.S. and want to see leadership from President Biden,” Convention of States President Mark Meckler said in a release. “But we are at an alarming and dangerous place when the majority of Americans believe Biden’s hesitations to address the threat from Communist China is the result of jeopardizing his family’s business dealings.”
On Tuesday, State Department Spokesman Ned Price said that the Biden administration’s strategy is not to contain the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Price said the administration is working to out-compete China instead of suppressing it.
“This is not about containing any country around the world. This is not about containing China, this is not about suppressing China, this is not about holding China back,” Price said during a press briefing.
In February, Republican Kentucky Rep. James Comer said that the connections between China and the Biden family present a serious concern. “I think most Americans would be shocked if they saw how many connections the Biden family has to people directly affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party,” Comer said.
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“It’s very startling,” he continued.
Earlier this year, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Biden, after he waited several days to address Chinese balloons that entered U.S. airspace.
“I don’t know what it collected … I don’t know what signals intelligence it may have had. I don’t know what imagery it may have been able to garner,” Pompeo said. “The whole world saw a slow-moving balloon transiting Montana, Kansas, South Carolina – and the United States of America did nothing.”
“Our citizens deserve a full account of any way Biden family members may be entangled with Chinese businesses and how those conflicts will be resolved immediately for the benefit and security of our country. We must have a president that puts our nation’s safety and best interests first,” Meckler continued.
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