Conservative author and Breitbart News contributor Peter Schweizer said Sunday on Fox News that China’s influence over our government is “dangerous” and that too many people in the government are cozying up to China rather than pressing to reform it.
The reappointment of Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) to the House Intelligence Committee despite his involvement with a Chinese spy prompted Schweizer’s comments.
“If you’re going to have a competition with the United States, why not try to effectively decapitate part of the leadership by co-opting them? You can co-opt them in the old-fashioned Cold War ways of, you know, sexual honey traps, so to speak; you can also do it by giving sweetheart commercial deals by enriching their families, and China has more money to do that than the Soviet Union ever did,” Schweizer said in explaining the problem.
We can challenge, and we can stay ahead of China. We can even work to potentially reform China, but it’s going to take leadership and tough decisions, and there are a lot of people in Washington who don’t want to make those tough decisions because they’re making a lot of money by being cozy with Beijing.”
Both Republicans and Democrats in leadership are benefitting from the improper relationship with China, Schweizer said, calling the phenomenon “disturbing.”