China central to GOP efforts to push back on Biden

Republicans are digging in on their efforts to paint President Biden as soft on China, laying the groundwork for a midterm elections attack line and shoring up positions for the 2024 presidential contest.

While lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have identified China as the gravest national security threat to the United States, House and Senate GOP members are accusing the president’s people and policies of failing to stand up to Beijing.

Being hard on China is viewed as a winning election strategy, with the country widely viewed as a potential danger to the nation on multiple fronts.

Less than a month into his administration, GOP lawmakers have raised objections to Biden’s Cabinet picks over perceived ties to Chinese-language institutes in the U.S. and the Chinese telecom giant Huawei.