ERIC SCHMITT, Senator for Missouri

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Eric Schmitt released a statement regarding Joe Biden’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping:

“Biden’s policy of empty engagement, appeasement, and doling out concessions has emboldened China and has made America less safe both militarily and economically. Contrary to the belief of the Biden Administration, healthy cooperation is not possible with a Chinese Communist Party that is hellbent on global domination, has spied on Americans through social media, and that has been poisoning Americans with lethal fentanyl. Biden needs to stop being soft on our chief adversary – Americans are tired of being put last. I will continue to advocate for strength when it comes to standing up to China around the globe,” said Senator Eric Schmitt.