On Wednesday, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following Xi Jinping’s address to the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th National Congress and ahead of Xi’s re-election to a third term as the President of Communist China later this week.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Xi Jinping’s re-election is a sham and the entire world knows it. Democracy does not exist in Communist China and his rhetoric concerning a forceful takeover of Taiwan, while unsurprising, cannot be ignored. General Secretary Xi does not want peace and under his leadership, the Chinese Communist Party has chosen to be America’s enemy. We must recognize that above all, Xi wants conformity and submission from every nation and every people, from the oppressed Uyghurs in Xinjiang, to the self-governing people of Taiwan and Hong Kong, to global superpowers including the United States. We must resolutely reject his tyranny and take action NOW to isolate Communist China by decoupling all American business from this dangerous regime and re-shoring, near-shoring, and friend-shoring our supply chains. Significant investments in naval, air power and cybersecurity, along with strengthened economic and military partnerships with India, Japan, South Korea and Australia are vital to containing Xi and protecting our security and economic interests in the Indo-Pacific. I urge President Biden to immediately support these necessary actions and make clear to the world that the United States will never bow to Communist China’s evil.”