Marco Rubio plans social media push to fight China’s threat

Marco Rubio
China is the real threat to U.S. interests, the state's senior Senator plans on explaining further.

​​In speeches, op-eds and on his Twitter feed, Sen. Marco Rubio has been doing his best to convey the great threat he sees in China’s aggression toward U.S. interests.

Nevermind that China might be the top supplier of goods to the United States and the country’s third-biggest customer for purchasing goods, according to the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office at the White House. Rubio is sounding the alarm and launching a new social media campaign to fight against what he calls the false narrative coming from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and expose its true ambitions.

Every Thursday, followers of @SenRubioPress can read about the existential threat from abroad that China represents.

Beijing is attempting to overpower, exploit and hold hostage sovereign nations,” said Rubio’s prepared statement that accompanied the announcement. “The United States must stand up against Xi Jinping’s authoritarian vision and hold the CCP accountable. Now is not the time to be silent.”

Jinping is the Chairman of the CCP, who has also been the President of the People’s Republic of China since 2013.

The release announcing Rubio’s new social media push will focus on what China has been doing in countries in the developing part of the world to undermine U.S. influence there.

There’s the Belt and Road Initiative in which China is sending trillions of dollars in infrastructure financing to countries that need it. But it’s coming at a price and Rubio’s Office calls it “predatory lending.” And there’s party-to-party training, technological exports and joint military exercises undermining U.S. influence in this part of the world, the release says.

“The CCP aims to establish global dominance and undermine the United States’ international influence, all under the guise of seemingly goodwill projects,” the release adds.

Rubio is the top Republican on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, presumably with access to the latest insights from U.S. spy agencies. What he’s seeing alarms him, he told the New York Times in March.

“It does us no good to pretend they’re not an adversary,” Rubio said in an interview with the New York Times. “Their goal is to rise at the expense of the United States.”

Anne Geggis

Anne Geggis is a South Florida journalist who began her career in Vermont and has worked at the Sun-Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Gainesville Sun covering government issues, health and education. She was a member of the Sun-Sentinel team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Parkland high school shooting. You can reach her on Twitter @AnneBoca or by emailing [email protected]


4 comments

  • Alvaro

    August 15, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Sadly, Sen. Rubio is a fraud. He sees a commie behind every street sign. And it’s all to please some of his constituency who still believe Fidel Castro is alive. Rubio talks a good game but what has he ever really done, accomplished? It’s time to elect someone new who will have all Floridians and their interests in mind while serving in DC. Oh, one last thing… Mr. Rubio does not show up to work often. What’s with that?

    • Fred Hinkston

      August 16, 2022 at 12:26 am

      He’s so concerned about China, but not about Wall Street, which has raped the U S population financially in order to save their bankrupt financial system. A return to FDR’s Glass- Steagall is needed, along with a return to A New Bretton Woods. Senator Rubio, should be thrown out of office for siding with and defending Wall Street and not the US population. The US and the world, needs China’s Belt and Road Project to save populations around the world. Either we join China or the US will no longer exist. That’s a choice we cannot afford to miss.

  • Just a comment

    August 16, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Today’s wars are come visit our beaches
    Meanwhile shelling is taking place

    • Hope

      August 27, 2022 at 10:45 am

      Go Rubio!!

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