"Remember simpler times when corruption was just $10,000 in a paper bag handed secretly under a table in a smoky bar in Washington?" Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reminisced on Sunday.
"Corruption sadly has gotten much more sophisticated in Washington," Cruz continued in his conversation with Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh. "With Joe Biden there is just a lot of questions about his family enriching themselves in order to get policy decisions from Joe Biden."
A lot of this year's impeachment trial focused on Hunter Biden and his conduct in Ukraine, where he sat on the board of a corrupt gas company. They paid him $1 million a year.
"I don't know about you but I've never had a Ukrainian gas company call me up and say, 'Hey come serve on our board of directors,'" Cruz said. "That's kind of out there."
Which is strange, Cruz noted, because Hunter didn't speak Ukrainian and the only thing he probably knows about gas is that he routinely filled up the gas tank in his car. They only cared who his daddy was.
Cruz then repeated President Trump's claim that Hunter got greedy and asked for $1.5 billion from China when he accompanied his dad on a trip to Beijing in 2013. According to Trump and others, Hunter negotiated a deal to create a joint-investment fund between his company, Rosemont Seneca, and a Chinese state-run bank. Wanting influence with the vice president, they reportedly gave him the money.
President Trump: "China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine. So, I would say that President Zelensky, if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens." pic.twitter.com/Xia8vLUVT2— CSPAN (@cspan) October 3, 2019
"They've gotten sophisticated in this shakedown," Cruz said of the Bidens.
The senator alleged that Biden's weak position on China has tainted his foreign policy agenda. Murtaugh asked Cruz to expand on Biden's history of siding with China and dismissing the CCP as a threat on the 2020 campaign trail, all of which has earned him the nickname, "Beijing Biden."
"The Chinese Communist Party's vision for the future is global domination," Cruz said. "Unfortunately, Joe Biden isn't even aware that a battle is waging. After decades in Washington, he has dismissed China over and over again and has allowed his family to make money off their tyranny and deception. The United States can prevail in this contest of nations so long as we have a president — like President Trump — who is willing to stand up to China and hold them accountable."
Biden also accused President Trump of being "racist" and "xenophobic" when he banned travel to and from China in January when we first learned of the coronavirus. The former VP would backtrack on those remarks and eventually come to find that Trump was right. It was one of Biden's signature flip flops.
"In what universe is Joe Biden going to be able to do stand up with strength, with fortitude, and combat China?" Cruz wondered.
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