When we have a president who seems to endanger world peace ever time he opens his festering yap, congressional oversight becomes important. One Republican wants the facts on the recent call between Biden and Xi.
Why hasn't the White House released the transcript of Joe Biden‘s two-hour call with the president of China? Did they think that we would forget? Not happening.
Release the transcript.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) March 23, 2022
FNC: “The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee is calling for a classified briefing on the call last week between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying the panel needs to understand what consequences the Biden administration presented to Beijing should they choose to aid Russia in its invasion of Ukraine.
During an interview with Fox News at the House Republican Issues Conference Thursday, Mike Turner, R-Ohio, said understanding what transpired on President Biden’s call with Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘certainly relevant.”
“Our committee has not been briefed on it and this is certainly relevant for our committee to understand both what the president laid out to China, and what President Xi’s responses were on if the China should assist Russia militarily. There should be absolute consequences to China,” Turner said. “China has made statements that they do not want to be in a conflict with Ukrainians, but arming Russia would have them enter that.”
“Those are very important details that we need to be brought up to speed on,” Turner opined, saying the call “contained critical information relevant to the future of U.S.-China relations and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
“I am certainly very concerned that perhaps he has portrayed weakness again with China as he has with Russia,” Turner said. “And that can result in greater escalation.” The White House line is, “President Biden detailed our efforts to prevent and then respond to the invasion, including by imposing costs on Russia,” the White House said.
“The president underscored his support for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis,” the White House added. “The two leaders also agreed on the importance of maintaining open lines of communication, to manage the competition between our two countries.” Gibberish.
If the Republicans take the House later this year? “Our efforts are going to be matching intelligence to policymaking and decision-making,” Turner said. “So, in addition to focusing on national security, our goal will be to get the information that we receive as notifications to Congress and make certain that it is provided to the appropriate committees for decision-making, for legislating, and for funding the appropriate programs and initiatives to make our country safe.”