Twenty former and current elected Republicans are named in Peter Schweizer’s new bestseller Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win as having business ties outside of politics to the United State’s largest opponent, China.
Some of the biggest names on the list include Mitch McConnell, Jeb Bush, George H.W. Bush, and John Boehner.
Schweizer claims that Kentucky Senator McConnell and his wife “enjoy some of the deepest and most abiding ties to Beijing- linked entities of anyone in Washington, D.C..”
Bush Sr. is accused on lifting U.S. restrictions on exporting satellite technologies to China in order to help his brother, Prescott Bush.
Jeb Bush, in 2013, “began meeting with a number of Chinese business executives. Later, he created Britton Hill Holdings and raised $26 million to invest in a liquid petroleum shipping company backed by the China-based HNA Group ‘with close ties to Beijing’s “red aristocracy.”‘”
Former Speaker of the House was the fourth-most-prominent Republican to be named, and is accused of taking “positions and actions that were highly beneficial to Beijing” by Schweizer.
There are 16 other Republicans that were named as well. You can read them at the link below.
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