WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following President Joe Biden’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly. In his talk, President Biden stated that he “is not seeking a new Cold War…” with Communist China. For nearly two years, Senator Scott has been clear that Communist China’s aggression and increasing threats have resulted in a new Cold War with the United States.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Communist China has started a new Cold War with the United States. It’s long past time for President Biden to end his weak appeasement of General Secretary Xi, face this reality and protect American interests. Communist China wants only to hold total world power, regardless of the cost, and it has a sinister, Soviet-style plan to achieve it. As the world’s greatest beacon of freedom and democracy, the U.S. must do everything we can, in conjunction with our allies, to curb Communist China’s reach, counter their policies, and make the guilty pay for the ongoing human rights abuses, attacks on democracy and genocide against the Uyghurs. President Biden’s refusal to take this approach is nothing short of a dereliction of his duty and inexcusable display of weakness.”