Back in April, Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt, a Republican, filed a lawsuit charging that Chinese Communist officials are “responsible for the enormous death, suffering, and economic losses they inflicted on the world, including Missourians.” For Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Missouri lawsuit was the problem.
“We launch a series of unknown events that could be very, very dangerous,” said Feinstein in a July 30, Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “I think this is a huge mistake.” As Feinstein doubtless knows, the Chinese company Build Your Dreams (BYD) , which bagged a $1 billion mask deal with California, is suing Vice Media for a story charging that BYD had links to the Chinese military and forced labor. Feinstein did not say if that lawsuit was a mistake, and possibly launch unknown events that could be very dangerous. On the other hand, she had only praise for the Chinese government.
“Where I live, we hold China as a potential trading partner,” Feinstein said in the hearing. “As a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time. And as a country growing into a respectable nation among other nations. And I deeply believe that. I’ve been to China a number of times. I’ve studied the issues.” Much of that study, it turns out, has been on location.
“I’ve been coming to China for 31 years, so I’m not a newcomer,” Feinstein told James Areddy of the Wall Street Journal during a 2006 visit to Shanghai. In Beijing, the U.S. Senator explained, “we spent time with Zhu Rongji, the former premier who was a mayor of Shanghai” and “a good friend.”
In 2014, on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Feinstein issued a statement recalling “perhaps even thousands” of demonstrators killed. “I know of no other country that has made as much economic and industrial progress in the last 25 years than China,” Feinstein wrote. “But what this anniversary reminds us is that progress still must be made in the areas of human rights, rule of law and governance.”
The senator has since been rather quiet about any human rights progress China might have achieved, and expressed no second thoughts about China’s membership in the World Trade Organization. That removed the annual congressional review of its record on human rights and weapons proliferation records, a huge win for the Communist regime.
As Rosemarie Ho reported in The Nation, Democrats in general and Feinstein in particular have kept rather quiet about the democratic protesters in Hong Kong. As it happens, Feinstein’s China issues go much deeper. The former San Francisco mayor had a Chinese spy on her staff for some 20 years, and he was much more than her “driver.” As the San Francisco Chronicle noted, the spy even attended Chinese Consulate functions for the senator.
As Ben Weingarten noted in the Federalist in 2018, Feinstein’s husband has “profited handsomely from the greatly expanded China trade she supported.” And the senator “served as a key intermediary between China and the U.S. government, while serving on committees whose work would be of keen interest to the PRC.” All this, plus a spy on her staff through three election cycles.
Feinstein was one of the first to cry “racism” over the Wuhan virus that has caused massive damage in the United States and around the world. When one American state attempts to hold China accountable losses in court, Sen. Feinstein calls it dangerous. She “deeply believes” that one of the most repressive regimes in history is a respectable nation.
By contrast, as the San Francisco Democrat said in a June 2 statement, the United States is burdened with “systemic racism in areas ranging from housing to employment to education,” all part of “institutional racism.” Feinstein invoked “President Obama,” to lead the reform process. He has been acting as though still in office.
“Obama Defends Mob Rule,” reads the August 3 American Greatness headline. As Conrad Black explains, the 44th president of the United States is uncritical of the violent mobs now terrorizing the country. This “shows how terminally morally and intellectually decayed the Obama-Clinton-Biden Democratic Party has become,” and that is not a stretch.
From House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on down, not a single Democrat has offered the slightest criticism of the Antifa-BLM axis. Instead they call federal officers “stormtroopers” and “secret police,” and support the defunding of police departments. Democrat support for violent mobs sends a signal to another group out to take down the country.
As recent attacks at military bases in Florida and Texas confirm, Islamic terrorists continue their jihad against America and Americans. The death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has now been overturned. That brought no statement from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who finds fault with a Missouri lawsuit against China.
When a predictable apologist becomes a positive asset for the Communist regime, that could turn out very, very dangerous. If anybody thought the time has finally come for a thorough investigation of California Senator Dianne Feinstein it would be hard to blame them.
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