Mills Appears on Fox Business, Calls for Bolstering of America's Industrial Base

Mills Appears on Fox Business, Calls for Bolstering of America's Industrial Base

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
July 10, 2023

Congressman Cory Mills (R-FL) went on Fox Business to discuss the geopolitical relationships between the United States, Ukraine, and China.

Rep. Mills, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee declared that President Joe Biden (D) and his administration have had “continuous missteps on the world stage.”

“We certainly need to bolster and strengthen [the] American industrial base as well as our capabilities within. For far too long we’ve continued to rely on outside sources and in many cases and in many cases adversarial nations like China and Russia for raw materials, but it’s also an issue within the armed forces themselves,” stated Rep. Mills.

He continued, “One, we do not have the capability or have not had the capability to provide long-term contracting resources. Therefore, there was no real investment by individual companies to build up capacity capability. There was always this mindset that we would just get it abroad.”

Moreover, Mills called for the United States to return to an “America First Agenda,” by “taking control of our supply chain, our resources, our raw materials, and our raw rare mineral exploration programs.”

Also, relating to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Florida Congressman rebutted the notion that China is not looking to expand its territory, “laughable.”

“The idea that [Biden is] saying that China is not looking for expansion is laughable. We’ve already seen them eliminate treaties like the One Country Two System framework of Hong Kong, we have them expanding out with economic coercion, and Africa to take over mineral mines and further exploration. We have them in our own Western Hemisphere, where they’re now actually trying to build joint training bases and spy bases in Cuba as well as for takeover in Honduras and Panama. That sounds like to me like a non-kinetic influence and domination effort by China and by Xi.” said Mills.

He concluded on this point, stating, “They are not a competitor. They’re an adversary and this administration needs to start with actually understanding that.”

This is Congressman Mills’ freshman year in the House of Representatives.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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