Sen. Cruz On Biden Admin’s Response To China’s Lockdown Protests: ‘Pure Weakness’

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On Monday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed the Biden administration’s statement responding to the Chinese people’s protests of the Communist country’s strict COVID-19 lockdown policies that protestors say contributed to the deaths of 10 people in a fire last week at a residential building in Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western region of Xinjiang.

The Biden administration’s response focused on the lack of efficacy of a “zero COVID” approach instead of the freedom of the Chinese people.

“We’ve said that zero COVID is not a policy we are pursuing here in the United States. And as we’ve said, we think it’s going to be very difficult for the People’s Republic of China to be able to contain this virus through their zero-COVID strategy,” a National Security Council spokesperson said in a statement.

“For us, we are focused on what works and that means using public health tools like: continuing to enhance vaccination rates, including boosters and making testing and treatment easily accessible,” the statement added. “We’ve long said everyone has the right to peacefully protest, here in the United States and around the world. This includes in the PRC.”

Senator Cruz called the Biden administration’s response “Pitiful.”

“At a potentially historic inflection point, Dems shill for the CCP. Pure weakness from the Biden administration,” he continued.

“It’s almost as if Biden wishes he was driving a tank in Tiananmen Square,” Cruz added, referring to the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing that ended in the massacre of at least 10,000 civilians by the Chinese government.