ZeroHedge reports that the U.S. Senate is prepared to pass legislation showing support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
By passing this legislation, Hong Kong’s special trading status with the U.S. will be placed under annual review.
Bloomberg reports that the Senate is preparing to bring the bill to the floor via a process that would fastrack the bill’s vote unless there’s an objection, according to the bill’s chief sponsor, Republican Senator Marco Rubio. Because no one will likely reject this bill, it is expected pass some time next week.
“The world witnesses the people of Hong Kong standing up every day to defend their long-cherished freedoms against an increasingly aggressive Beijing and Hong Kong government,” Rubio stated. “Now more than ever, the United States must send a clear message to Beijing that the free world stands with Hong Kongers in their struggle.”
Rubio and Democratic co-sponsor, Senator Ben Cardin, have gathered solid bipartisan support for their Hong Kong bill. Other supporters include Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch, who urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly vote on the bill.
Last Wednesday, Rubio and McConnell met to discuss how to move the legislation forward, which would also impose sanctions on Chinese officials who are found responsible for committing human rights violations.
“The world needs to see that the United States will stand up and tell the Chinese Communist Party that what they are doing to the people of Hong Kong is wrong,” Risch declared in a statement. “The U.S. stands with the people of Hong Kong, and I look forward to continuing to work with Senate leadership and my colleagues across the aisle to move this bill swiftly.”
Hong Kong protests have heated up ever since a demonstrator was shot last Monday.
So far, the White House declined to comment on this bill due to Trump’s ongoing negotiations with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump hasn’t taken a strong stance on Hong Kong thus far.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act would have the State Department review at least one time per year whether Hong Kong should maintain its special status under U.S. law. This legislation deviates slightly from the House version passed last month, which means that these bills would have to be reconciled and passed again in both chambers before reaching President Trump’s desk.
President Xi recently declared that “stopping the storm and restoring order” in Hong Kong is the most pressing matter for Hong Kong. He has even floated the idea of a possible military intervention by the People’s Liberation Army. Additionally, the Chinese Foreign Ministry warned on Thursday of a potential retaliation against the U.S. if the Hong Kong bill passes Congress. It added that China will take harsh measures to protect its interests and demanded that the U.S. stop interfering in Hong Kong.
China has become a major issue in the Trump era.
Although the country has reformed in some regards since the Mao era, it still remains authoritarian and adversarial to U.S. interests.
The Trump approach by using tariffs as a form soft power will likely keep China in check and remind it that the U.S. is willing to stand up to its devious corporate practices and underhanded ways of undermining the rule of law abroad.
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An America First Candidate Wants to Make Things Right in Texas 23rd Congressional District
Texas’ Congressional District 23 now has an America First candidate in Raul Reyes who will put border security as his primary focus.
The previous incumbent Will Hurd was a milquetoast Republican who was receptive to open borders policies and even voted for gun control legislation. Reyes seeks to make up for the lack of America First representation in the district. His efforts have caught the attention of immigration patriots such as Maria Espinoza, the founder of the Remembrance Project — an organization dedicated to stopping illegal immigration. Espinoza endorsed him on April 8, 2020.
BLP had a chance to speak with Reyes about his campaign.
What motivated you to run for office?
Two items motivated me to run for Congress
A. All the Texas Families in harm’s way due to open borders. I grew up in District 23 (Del Rio). It’s gotten worse and no one is doing anything about it. Will Hurd claimed the border crisis was a myth. In my 22 years of service to this country I spent a lot of time in Central and South America, I consider myself an expert in Latin America. I’m pretty sure we have a crisis on the border. When the incumbent refused to do anything, I decided to primary him. I declared my run on May 4, 2019, long before Will Hurd decided not to seek re-election. After he did, then 7 other candidates jumped in, including Tony Gonzales.
B.Also, we need jobs in District 23. Globalism destroyed the middle class here. I saw It firsthand when Levi’s Strauss closed their factories here for cheaper labor somewhere else. We suffer unemployment rates at a higher exponential rate when the oil industry goes bust because a large portion of our citizens (Western Counties) in District 23 work the oil fields of the Permian Basin. I believe we can counter that by bringing manufacturing and industry back to District 23. Coronavirus has proved me right on that.
Who is your main opponent in the Republican primary for Texas’s 23rd Congressional District?
Tony Gonzales. He’s Will Hurd endorsed and funded by the establishment open borders crowd. He’s a LULAC (open borders anti-Trump crowd) type endorsed candidate. He declared on May 15, 2019 that he would be running against Lloyd Doggett in Texas’ 35th district. When Hurd decide to not seek reelection, he jumped into District 23.
What separates you from your opponent?
A few things. We’re for The America First Agenda. I’m the only one with executive experience. I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with an immense experience in Central and South America. I’m ready to help secure this border using that experience. My opponent can’t do that. He’s bought and paid for by the establishment. He will never vote to build a wall and help secure this border. They’re not going to let him do that. Same goes for 2nd Amendment. Hurd voted against the 2nd Amendment. Tony is going to have to toe the line when it comes to Red Flag Laws. He’ll have to vote according to who funded him in this campaign. That’s Hurd and the open border establishment crowd.
Lastly, we are Trump Republicans. And, we’ve taken no/zero PAC money…all our funding is from people who have had enough with the establishment. Tony is going to be a puppet of the people funding him. He can’t escape that. Since he’s being funded by the Never Trump folks, he’s also a Never-Trump candidate. In a previous article where he was asked about his position on the impeachment of Donald J Trump, he said he was unsure, meaning he could have gone either way on that matter.
What is the most important issue for voters in the 23rd Congressional District?
Securing the border.
Do you think the Texas GOP has done a good job promoting America First candidates?
Some in the GOP are establishment types. For them, it’s about control. And many still believe in open borders. So, they’re not going to support a candidate like me. That said, many in the GOP are looking for real change. We will embrace whatever support we can get.
Who has endorsed your campaign so far?
Texas Right To Life
Conservatives in Action
San Antonio Family Association (SAFA)
Young Conservatives of Texas
Do you have any general comments about your race and how people can get in touch with your campaign?
We are a true homegrown, non-establishment campaign. The establishment doesn’t want us to win. Their puppet looks a lot like Gina Ortiz (the Democrat) in the November election and hence how we end up with open borders and no jobs brought back to this district regardless of who wins. For the establishment, the end result is the same. I’m here to highlight that and win this primary and then the General.
Please visit our Website at : raulreyesforcongress.com
Phone Number is: 201-701-5202
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