Greg Steube at CPAC: U.S. under Joe Biden is failing on the world stage

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'China knows that they can do whatever they want.'

President Joe Biden is culpable in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Republican Congressman Greg Steube of Florida warned Friday at CPAC.

An Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Steube decried Biden as a poor leader whose supposed foreign policy failures have in turn empowered adversaries such as China and Russia. Steube argued America’s weak foreign influence poses a broader threat to national security.

Unlike former President Donald Trump, who maintained peace through “strength,” Steube contended Biden exhibits weakness on the world stage.

“China knows that they can do whatever they want and Biden will do nothing to stop it,” said Steube, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “America must have the will, the strength, the intellect to counter the rising threats that we face from our enemies.”

Steube did not advocate for U.S. military intervention in Ukraine. He did, though, warn China is plotting a move of its own.

Among other characterizations, Steube described China as an unmatched threat with “unparalleled sophistication.”

The solution: conservative leadership, sanctions and tariffs, Steube said.

“Conservatives will take on China with the toughest package of sanctions ever proposed by Congress,” Steube vowed.

Biden’s handling of foreign affairs is an ongoing discussion at CPAC. Several speakers, including Steube, are critical of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan — Biden’s other notable foreign affairs test.

“We’ve already given the Taliban an entire country in the Middle East, along with billions in our military equipment and weapons,” Stuebe said. “Biden is encouraging war through his weakness.”

CPAC — the Conservative Political Action Conference — is a four-day gathering of conservative leaders, figures and supporters in Orlando.

Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke to attendees Thursday. Sen. Marco Rubio spoke Friday ahead of Attorney General Ashley Moody.

The leaders touched on several topics including Ukraine, Marxist influence and illegal immigration.

Former President Donald Trump is slated to speak Saturday.

Jason Delgado

Jason Delgado covers news out of the Florida State Capitol. After a go with the U.S. Army, the Orlando-native attended the University of Central Florida and earned a degree in American Policy and National Security. His past bylines include WMFE-NPR and POLITICO Florida. He'd love to hear from you. You can reach Jason by email ([email protected]) or on Twitter at @byJasonDelgado.


  • tom palmer

    February 25, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Bull; we had no business in Afghanistan in the first place and we should have gotten out years ago. Biden did it instead of just talking about it. Let’s see how the Ukraine invasion goes befor,e jumping to conclusions. If he wants to join Trump in cheering on the Red Army, though, sobeit.

  • Ocean Joe

    February 27, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Trump, an isolationist through his “America First’ policies, entered into an agreement with the Taliban setting a deadline for American withdrawal leaving the American supported Afghan government out of the negotiations. Biden was presented with a presence of 2500 US troops and a temporary agreement by the Taliban not to attack provided they met the deadline to leave. A new date for withdrawal was agreed upon. At the time our intelligence believed the 450,000 man Afghan defense force would hold up. It did not. We honored our commitment to leave, we lost 13 Americans in that process at the hands of Al Queda, some 2500 of whom had been released from prison under Trump.
    Biden got us out. Obama should have within seconds of the capture of Osama Bin Laden. No Americans died there today, or yesterday, nor will any die there tomorrow. As for Americans left behind, when you embed yourself in a foreign country, especially one enduring a civil war, and your government tells you to get out, and you choose to stay, other American lives should not be put at risk.

  • just a comment

    February 27, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    A volunteer army no more they do not want all the illegals I guess soon it will not be about Mr potato head.lowered IQ scores to 6th grade level. housewives are the can not win wars standing with a sign in the streets.or use it to better educate yourself.or make a gang.this is calculated.i feel for them but it is safety in numbers.and fat people can not run. with a lot of disabled druggies …. 40 million i read. .who ever this website belongs too

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