Jim Banks is Congress’s Most Prolific Critic of the Chinese Communist Party
Washington, March 31, 2022
WASHINGTON -- The UC San Diego China Data Lab released a study showing that during the 116th Congress, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) tweeted about China 585 times, more than any other member of Congress. In 2020, 90% of Republicans tweeted about China compared to just 71% of Democrats. Notably, in that time frame, Democrats sent about 60% more tweets than Republicans.
Said Rep. Banks: “Democrats are afraid to stand up to China on Twitter, so it’s not surprising that they don’t have the guts to stand up to China on the House floor. Their fake China bill doesn’t just fail to counter China—it actually helps China by lifting visa limits on high-skilled foreign nationals, failing to protect research from Chinese espionage and not enforcing Section 117 requirements. When Chairman Xi read the bill, he breathed a sigh of relief.
Voters from both parties understand that China threatens the US. But somehow, in Congress, standing up to China has become a partisan issue and if that doesn’t change America will face a national security disaster.”
Rep. Banks’ tough criticism is bolstered by even tougher legislation. For example: