South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott took an opportunity during the second GOP debate on Wednesday evening to run fellow candidate Vivek Ramaswamy through a proverbial meat grinder for past business ties he has to the Chinese Communist Party. Keep in mind, these are the same individuals that the very corrupt drug addicted son of President Joe Biden did business with in his influence peddling scheme. This is definitely not a good look for Ramaswamy.
The Daily Wire provided some good insights concerning the event, especially as it relates to Scott, saying, “Scott’s attack comes after he was overshadowed and largely quiet during the first Republican Party primary debate last month and has hovered around 2-3% in the polls, according to the RealClearPolitics average.”
In other words, Scott needed to do something to get himself further into the spotlight so people will pay attention to his platform and potentially get folks talking about him in a way that will boost poll numbers.
The South Carolina Republican was not happy with Ramaswamy for saying all of the individuals on the debate stage with him were good people after he leveled accusations at all of them during the first debate of being “bought and paid for.”
“When we have a conversation about the things that are happening on this stage, we think about the fact that Vivek just said we were all ‘good people,’ and I appreciate that,” Scott remarked. “Because last debate, he said we were all ‘bought and paid for.’”
“And I thought about that for a little while, and said, you know, I can’t imagine how you could say that, knowing that you were just in business with the Chinese Communist Party, and the same people that funded Hunter Biden millions of dollars was a partner of yours as well,” Scott added.
Tim Scott blasts Vivek Ramaswamy for doing business with the Chinese Communist Party:
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Ramaswamy then fired back at Scott by saying his claims were total “nonsense.”
Earlier this week, an op-ed published by The Washington Post pointed out that Ramaswamy did business deals with “high-ranking members of the Chinese Communist Party, including the same CCP-linked family that paid millions to Hunter Biden.”
Roivant, the pharmaceutical company owned by Ramaswamy, made deals to partner up with a “private-equity arm of CITIC Group, a state-owned Chinese investment firm, to form a company called Sinovant, focused on ‘bringing innovative medicines to China and advancing Chinese biopharmaceutical innovation abroad,’” the Post revealed.
According to a report from the New York Times, CITI Group is “embedded in the Communist Party elite” and is “an important member of the government-controlled ‘national team’ that carries out the will of the state in financial markets.”
The Daily Wire concluded its report by saying:
The 2014 deal was between Ramaswamy’s company and CITIC’s private-equity firm (CITIC PE), which “is led by Liu Lefei, son of Liu Yunshan, who is the former head of the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda department,” the report said. Liu Lefei is also married to Jia Liqing, who is the daughter of China’s longest-serving minister of state security, and the Times noted that the two represent “the most potent arms of the Chinese Communist Party.”
Jia also “co-founded Harvest Global Investments with Zhao Xuejun (a.k.a. Henry Zhao), a company that went into business with Hunter Biden,” the Washington Post report states. “Zhao paid $5 million to Biden’s firm Burnham Asset Management in 2016, which emails from Biden’s laptop confirm. Think of what that means: Ramaswamy was in business with the same family as the president’s son, whose Chinese business interests House Republicans are now investigating.”
With former President Donald Trump way, way ahead of the rest of the GOP pack, this information revealing the ties between Ramaswamy and the CPP isn’t really going to impact the bigger picture too much, but it could result in seeing the business man drop even further amongst the other candidates, which could be disastrous if, for some reason, Trump were no longer in the race.