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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul joined Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” to discuss Biden’s weak Russia policy and the CCP’s malign activity ahead of the 2022 Bejing Olympics. 

On Russia: “The key here is deterrence. If Putin sees deterrence coming back from the United States and our NATO allies, he may second-guess this calculation to invade Ukraine…I think you’re going to see this play out very quickly. And rather than threatening after an invasion takes place, we ought to be providing deterrence before an invasion takes place. That’s my biggest criticism of the administration.”

On the Beijing Olympics: “I would hope that corporate responsibility would come into play here and point out the abuses, human rights violations taking place in the Xinjiang province where the Chinese commit genocide…I did agree with the boycott diplomatically [but] I don’t think we should punish the athletes. But I do think the athletes are going to stand up in solidarity, hopefully, against these human rights violations and I hope they take home the gold, too. Just like Jesse Owens showed Hitler the Aryan nation was not superior, [Americans will] show the Chinese that we’re going to take home the gold and not them.”

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