Our political leaders have so many unethical, improper financial links to the Chinese Communist regime it's no wonder we can't get them to be as tough on China as Trump -- who had no such ties -- was.
But even so-called "defense hawks" in Congress are compromised, which also explains their distinct anti-Trump attitudes, and one of them, it turns out, is Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-Wyoming, whom Trump has targeted, politically, by supporting a primary challenger this year.
According to Just the News, "Cheney called on the U.S. to stand up to the 'generational threat' posed by China" in recent weeks "while unveiling a major report on Beijing's 'malign behavior' at the same time her husband's law firm was working on behalf of companies linked to China's military, intelligence, and security services."
However, while she spoke, "her husband Philip Perry’s law firm was cashing in on legal and lobbying work that his employer — Latham & Watkins (LW), one of the largest law firms in the world — was doing for a host of Chinese companies, some of which were involved in the kind of activity that Cheney was warning had to be stopped," the outlet continued.
Translated: Cheney is just like her dad, former Vice President Dick Cheney, a deep state faux hawk who seeks to publicly demonize a potential enemy while at the same time feeding the beast so as to keep hundreds of billions in U.S. tax dollars flowing to the military-industrial complex.
Continuing, Just the News pointed out that all of LW's work is legal and while Perry did not directly work on the accounts, he benefits and profits from the work because he's a partner at the firm.
The outlet continued:
Perry's firm's work for Chinese entities and countries whose human rights abuses and authoritarian rule have troubled the U.S. for years seems to conflict with his wife's frequent calls for America to stand up to autocratic regimes like China. The dynamic is one familiar to longtime observers of Washington, D.C.: a power couple calling out the very behavior from which they benefit.
Liz Cheney's monumental hypocrisy was not lost on another America First Trump supporter, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
"It's the kind of say one thing do another that Americans hate in Washington, D.C.," Meadows, who served with Cheney in Congress as a GOP lawmaker from North Carolina before joining the Trump White House, said last week. "Liz Cheney will have a lot of explaining to do to the Wyoming voters."
In September 2020, House Republicans finalized an extensive report that had been conducted by the China Task Force, which was made up of 15 members including Cheney. The report detailed the extensive economic and national security threat posed to the U.S. by ChiComs.
"China is rapidly developing a military force that is capable of winning regional conflicts and they're expanding their military footprint globally," Cheney said at a press conference as the report was introduced. "The government of China and the Chinese Communist Party have gone to school on the United States — they've looked at our capabilities ... and they have developed capabilities to counter those.
"We must counter the Chinese Communist Party globally as it seeks to establish more robust logistics and basing infrastructure around the world as it seeks to project its own military power," she continued.
"It is very important for everyone to note that we are in the midst of a battle between freedom and totalitarianism. The question we all face is whether the United States and our allies will set the rules of the road into the future or whether the Chinese Communist Party and that authoritarian, totalitarian regime will set the rules of the road," Cheney added.
Meanwhile, just a month earlier, LW "advised" Tencent, the gargantuan Chinese tech company, on how to become a shareholder in Voodoo, which is a leading video game developer.
And since no business operates in China without the permission of, and benefit to, the Communist regime, enriching Chinese corporations is the same as enriching the ChiCom government.
Cheney is like every other Bush-era establishment Republican: 'Hawkish' to the point of ensuring America always has an enemy to fight.