…then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech to the governors of the United States warning them about doing business with China? Guess who was on the list as a high risk probability to be bought and sold? Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
Last year, a Chinese government-backed think tank in Beijing produced a report that assessed all 50 of America’s governors and their attitudes towards China. They labeled each of you ‘friendly’, ‘hardline’, or ‘ambiguous’.
I will let you decide where you think you belong. Someone in China already has.
Many of you, indeed, in that report are referenced by name. Here is the lesson — the lesson is that competition with China is not just a federal issue. It is why I wanted to be here today. It is happening in your states with consequences for our foreign policy, for the citizens that reside in your states and indeed for each of you.”