(GoRealNewsNow.com) – Former Secretary of State and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has come out swinging and is critical of those who question Democratic California Rep. Judy Chu’s connections to China, calling the criticism “false, racist, and xenophobic.”
By way of background and as noted by the Daily Caller, “Chu came under fire last month after the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) reported on her alleged connections to the CCP, including that she was appointed as honorary chairwoman of an alleged CCP front group. That prompted Republican Texas Rep. Lance Gooden to share the DCNF story on Twitter, accompanied by a comment questioning where her loyalty lies.”
That was what brought Clinton to Chu’s defense.
Despite this, Clinton herself has a history of working with individuals linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
For example, a significant donor to the Clinton Foundation, Wang Wenliang, was a member of the CCP’s National People’s Congress who was eventually ousted due to a vote-buying scandal. Wenliang’s companies donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation in 2013 and $120,000 to Clinton ally and former Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, in 2013 and 2014.
Additionally, James Riady, an Indonesian national with substantial business interests in China, had a visa waiver approved to return to the United States in 2009 while Clinton was Secretary of State. At the time, Riady stated that he had donated $20,000 to the Clinton Global Initiative.
Tony Podesta, the brother of Clinton’s long-time confidant and 2016 campaign manager, John Podesta, has a history of lobbying on behalf of major Chinese corporations, including Huawei and ZTE Telecommunications.
While the complete donor history of the Clinton Foundation is not known, the organization did release a list of donors in 2008 ahead of Clinton’s first failed presidential campaign, which included several Chinese firms, including tech giant Alibaba, which was listed as having donated at least $100,000, and China Overseas Real Estate Development, which contributed at least $250,000. However, it is unclear if the latter has any connection to the CCP.
In addition to Clinton, several Democrats have criticized reporting on Chu and other CCP-affiliated officials as racist.
During a recent House Foreign Relations Committee hearing, several Democrats argued that efforts to hold China accountable for threats to the US should not lead to anti-Asian sentiment.
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The attacks on Rep. Judy Chu are false, racist, and xenophobic. All people of conscience should stand together to say so. https://t.co/3rH8c83oMk
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 25, 2023