In 2006, O’Donnell Talked about China’s Plan to Take Over U.S.
In 2006, GOP senate candidate Christine O’Donnell said that the Chinese had a “carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America,” and indicated that she had access to classified information about China, according to the Associated Press.
She made the comments during a Republican senate primary debate, where she also dismissed the notion that the U.S. and China could be allies. “That doesn’t work. There’s much I want to say. I wish I wasn’t privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to,” O’Donnell said. Later on in the debate, she suggested that nonprofit missionary groups with a China presence had let her know about the classified information.
O’Donnell also raised concerns about the cultural compatibility between the U.S. and China. “A country that forces women to have abortions and mandates that you can only have one child and will not allow you the freedom to read the Bible, you think they can be our friend? We have to look at our history and realize that if they pretend to be our friend it’s because they’ve got something up their sleeve,” she argued.
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