FORT LAUDERDALE— During his address to the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), Senator Marco Rubio spoke about the importance of supporting law enforcement, the role law enforcement plays in our community, but also touched on the greatest challenge that the U.S. faces—China.
Sen. Rubio’s address during this campaign stop appeared to touch on his 2010 Senate campaign message of American exceptionalism but also compared the threat China poses today to the threat the Soviet Union once posed during the Cold War.
According to Sen. Rubio, China poses a bigger threat to America than Russia ever did.
“The greatest geo-political challenge of the 21st century will be the relationship between the U.S. and China, and I hope that China changes its trajectory,” said Rubio. “But we have to recognize we have a near-pear competitor what we’ve never faced—Soviet Union was nothing compared to China.”
In addition, Rubio outlined how the Soviet Union only competed with the U.S. on “the military stage,” and not on any economical, technological, or industrial level, like China currently does.
“They were a military power, they were not a commercial power, they were not a technological power, they were not a bio-medical power, they were not an industrial power, they were a geo-political competitor on the military stage, and to some extent, diplomatic. But that’s it,” added Rubio. “The Chinese pose a threat, it doesn’t need to be a threat, that’s the decision they’ve made. The choice they’ve made is that they want to be the world’s most powerful country.”
Rubio, who states on his Twitter handle that he has been “banned by China & Russia,” said that he could not, would not accept “a Marxist, Godless regime that doesn’t care about the rights of their own people to become the world’s most powerful nation.”
To Rubio, the reason why China has become such an economical adversary is because of American complacency, saying that if America pushes back and “is on its game,” China would have “no chance” at becoming the world’s number one superpower.
“If America is on its game, China has no chance,” concluded Rubio.
With the alliance of Russia and China, there is a very real threat that a kinetic war could break out against the West, and possibly a nuclear war because both nations possess tactical nukes.
Russia has the world's largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.
Rubio is running for reelection against Rep. Val Demings (D) and is enjoying a somewhat comfortable lead in the polls going into the closing days of the 2022 midterm election.