Ron Johnson says Biden is "compromised" by China

Sen. Ron Johnson expressed having "a feeling" about Biden during an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo

Published November 14, 2022 3:00AM (EST)

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said on Sunday that he has a "feeling" that President Joe Biden is "compromised" by China.

Fox News host Maria Bartiromo asked Johnson about his expectations for an upcoming meeting between Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

"It's hard to say," Johnson said. "We'll get some kind of readout from it. But again, I just — my feeling is that Joe Biden is highly compromised."

Johnson pointed to the end of a Trump-era policy, the China Initiative, that was criticized as a blunt instrument for cracking down on espionage by China.

"There's only one explanation," Johnson insisted. "Joe Biden is compromised."

"I've been asking the question for months," Bartiromo agreed. "Absurd."

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