After Praising Trump’s Record on China, Georgia GOP Senate Contenders Silent on Reports Trump Asked China for Election Help

June 18, 2020

Trump reportedly “signaled approval” for human rights abuses and asked for foreign help in an election, yet no comment from Georgia Republicans

ATLANTA — For weeks, Georgia’s Republican Senate contenders have praised President Donald Trump’s record on “stand[ing] up to China” — but they’ve gone silent on the issue following new revelations that Trump reportedly “asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 U.S. election” and “signaled his approval” of China’s human rights abuses.

Senator David Perdue previously said that Trump “should get high marks” for “stand[ing] up to China and call[ing] them out for their nefarious activities.” Meanwhile, Senator Kelly Loeffler said she was “confident” Trump would “hold China accountable” while “applaud[ing]” his administration’s policy toward the Chinese government. And Congressman Doug Collins echoed both senators when he recently claimed “President Trump has led the way in holding China accountable.” 

“Georgia Republicans may talk tough on China, but when it comes to standing up to their own party, they’re nowhere to be found,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Clearly, these GOP Senate candidates are just parroting DC talking points and aren’t willing to actually hold the White House or the Chinese government accountable.”


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