Scott Visits Indo-Pacific, Speaks out against China

Scott Visits Indo-Pacific, Speaks out against China

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
August 10, 2023

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) left the Sunshine State for the Indo-Pacific and visited two American territories – Hawaii and Guam – as well as the countries of the Philippines and Singapore.

The Florida Senator’s mission in the region was to “reiterate America’s commitment to strength across the Indo-Pacific,” according to Sen. Scott's press release.

“While Russia wages war in Europe, Communist China remains a grave threat to the national security of America and our friends, partners and allies across the Indo-Pacific. My visits with U.S. military commanders and government leaders in Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines and Singapore made clear that America cannot take its eyes off this region or the increased aggression shown by Communist China. While this trip only reinforced my confidence in America's military being the strongest, most lethal, and most resilient fighting force in the world, we must acknowledge that this is not a military challenge alone,” stated Sen. Scott.

He would go on to call for the American people to end their economic relationships with Communist China.

“We cannot lose sight of the economic challenges we face as well and ensure we do not become complacent and fall behind. Every American and every business should take a stand and stop buying things made in Communist China or investing in Chinese-based companies – every dollar that goes to the Communist Chinese Party fuels their mission to end the American way of life and the freedoms we enjoy,” said Scott.

After reports surfaced regarding an agreement between the Chinese and the Cubans surrounding a spy facility on the Cuban island that could be used to surveil American business and military operations, the former Florida governor called President Joe Biden’s (D) approach to China “weak” and stated that the “appeasement must end now.”

Scott's scathing statement included an accusation that Biden doesn’t “give a damn” about the American people.

“If Biden gives a damn about the security of our country and safety of our people, he will speak on this today, demand that Chuck Schumer set dates for security briefings and public hearings in the Senate and announce action to push back on Communist China’s unacceptable aggression. The appeasement and weakness must end now. We cannot allow these two corrupt, murderous regimes to move forward with their evil plans to harm Americans and weaken the United States,” he concluded.

Sen. Scott is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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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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