Secure Freedom Minute: Kevin McCarthy Speaks for America


House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met yesterday at the Reagan Library with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. He seemed to be channeling the Gipper in standing up for both Taiwan and America in the face of what the former president would surely describe as today’s “existential threat to freedom”: the Chinese Communist Party. 

Predictably, the bullies in Beijing reacted badly, threatening reprisals for this purported “threat to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” To his credit, Speaker McCarthy doubled- down, telling Fox News host Laura Ingraham that he would move legislation to revoke the PRC’s most favored nation status and speed up weapons deliveries to Taiwan.

Such robustness stands in stark contrast to the Biden administration’s default setting of mollifying and appeasing Xi Jinping. That only emboldens the Chinese Communist Party, when we should be doing everything possible to deter, delegitimate and destroy it.  

This is Frank Gaffney. 

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