A raft of protesters attempted to crash the first House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hearing Tuesday evening, accusing the committee of warmongering.
“This committee is about saber rattling, it’s not about peace. We need cooperation, not competition” the second, male demonstrator cried, flipping his sign to read correctly. (RELATED: Dem Rep Denies Membership In Orgs With Alleged Chinese Intel Ties, But Photos And Documents Suggest Otherwise)
His protests grew heated as capitol police escorted him out of the room, met with a renewed chorus of boos.
McMaster tied the protesters to the operations of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) and its goal of convincing U.S. leaders and the West that the U.S. is responsible for the world’s problems.
“I think these eruptions are indicative of the effect that the United Front Work Department has had. They have reinforced to some degree what you might call a curriculum of self-loathing that has taken hold in academia,” he said.
That agenda reinforces the idea that “if only America disengages or in this case becomes more passive, then things will get better.”
In contrast, he argued that the complacency represented in the demonstrators’ outbursts were a stark reminder of the indifferent attitude the U.S. has shown toward China’s rising predatory economic and military power in recent decades.
The UFWD, a component of China’s state security, is at the forefront of China’s economic espionage, McMaster explained.
It employs “dual hatted officials working in more than one role” to conduct influence and espionage operations globally, according to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
“America against America also describes the strategy that Wang and General Secretary Xi have pursued… pitting Americans against Americans” – Chairman Gallagher pic.twitter.com/fgo4bwWmj9
— The Select Committee on the CCP (@committeeonccp) March 1, 2023
China is a strategic competitor determined to undermine the U.S.’ economic and military power, McMaster warned.
“This committee can help the United States catch up in the competition with the CCP,” he added.
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