Matt Gaetz, the Florida congressman, appeared recently with Tucker Carlson to explain his new legislation, aimed at blocking Red China from grabbing any of the Coronavirus funding from the Congress aimed at propping up the American economy during the shutdown.
Called the “No Chinese Handouts In National Assistance Act” or “No CHINA Act” for short, the bill’s aim is simple enough:
To restrict the use of funds made available in appropriations Acts for fiscal year 2020 for the benefit of any United States or foreign person subject to the control of the People’s Republic of China.
It’s good news that the China threat is becoming more widely understood in Washington. Too bad it took a worldwide pandemic to get the message across.
TUCKER CARLSON: Chinese business has penetrated big parts of the US economy; they control much of it, and many American companies now have Chinese ownership. Congressman Matt Gaetz represents Florida. He’s worried that a bailout will wind up enriching the Chinese and helping the Chinese government.
He joins us tonight. Congressman, tell us what your concern is and how you plan to address it.
CONGRESSMAN MATT GAETZ: Radisson hotels, AMC movie theaters, even the Waldorf Astoria New York are controlled by China in essence, and I think we ought to restore every American worker and American small business before borrowing money from China so that we can then give it to China to then pay China back with interest after the Chinese virus.
That seems like a foolish thing that a great nation would never do. I’ve introduced legislation to block bailouts to corporations that are controlled by China. It’s so obvious I can’t even believe it’s not the law already.
CARLSON: They unleash a pandemic on the world. …