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Squad Member Rep. Ayanna Pressley Says Why She Didn’t Vote In Favor Of Bipartisan Select China Committee

Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) Detailed explanation Her Argumentation For not Voting For the bipartisan House of Representatives’ Select committee China This week, 146 members of her party joined Republicans to do the same.

“I voted no because again it’s another sham effort here. It’s really clear that this is just a committee that would further embolden anti-Asian rhetoric and hate and put lives at risk,” Pressley Telled CNN, Thursday. “We have enough infrastructure and governance to tackle those issues that we don’t need this select committee and that is why I voted no, because I am afraid that it will embolden anti-Asian rhetoric and hate.”

“So do you think the 146 Democrats who voted ‘yes’ on it are wrong in their votes?” Kaitlin Collins, CNN anchor, asked. 

“We just see it differently,” Pressley has answered. 

The House met Tuesday to discuss Establish The 365-65 vote voted for the select committee that focuses on China. This creates the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States And the Chinese Communist Party.

“Here’s the good news: There is bipartisan consensus that the era of trusting communist China is over,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Tuesday, the House floor

“I’ve heard my colleagues on both sides say that the threat posed by Communist China is serious. I fully agree,” McCarthy observed. “This is an issue that transcends political parties. And creating the select committee on China is our best avenue for addressing it.” 

“We want the very best ideas, and it doesn’t matter where they come from. At the end of the day, we won’t need a minority and majority report. We’ll just need one philosophy, with one principle, and America will be stronger for the future to come,” He .

“You have my word and my commitment. This is not a partisan committee. This will be a bipartisan committee,” McCarthy observed. 

“House Democrats have been clear that we are willing to extend the hand of bipartisan partnership on issues where we can work together for the American people, and will also stand up against extremism where necessary,” House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY, stated in a statement following the vote. 

“As it relates to the new Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, House Democrats will work in a serious, sober and strategic manner to evaluate our relationship with the Chinese government and to address the rise of authoritarianism globally,” He added.

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