‘Red-Handed’: 23 Former U.S. Senators and Congressmen Who Lobby for Chinese Military or Chinese Intelligence-Linked Companies
SEAN MORAN 31 Jan 2022
Breitbart News senior contributor and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President
Peter Schweizer’s latest investigative exposé, Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, reveals how 23 former U.S. senators and congressman have lobbied for Chinese military or intelligence-linked companies after leaving office.
Many lawmakers cash in after leaving office by becoming lobbyists for corporations and other special interests. But one would hope that they would not become advocates for America’s primary economic and political adversary — communist China — by lobbying for outcomes that run counter to the United States’ long-term interests.
However, Schweizer’s book reveals that many former congressional leaders, committee chairman, and rank-and-file members are lobbying for Chinese intelligence and military-linked companies.
The following 23 former members of Congress — the majority of whom are Republicans — have lobbied for Chinese military or intelligence-linked companies.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-AR),
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ),
Rep. Albert Wynn (D-MD)
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS),
Sen. John Breaux (D-LA),
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA),
Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN)
Sen. Norman Coleman (R-MN),
Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT),
Rep. Jon Christensen (R-NE),
Rep. Connie Mack IV (R-FL)
Rep. Don Bonker (D-WA),
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL),
Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA),
Rep. Toby Moffett (D-CT),
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)
Sen. William Cohen (R-ME)
In Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, Schweizer calls for a ban on lobbying on behalf of Chinese military and intelligence-linked companies.He writes that although “not all lobbying is bad,” that right does not extend to lobbying linked to the Chinese military-intelligence apparatus.“Too many former politicians are making bundles of money representing these interests in the corridors of Washington power,” Schweizer charged.
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News.