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Rubio: Biden Nominee’s China Ties Make Her the Wrong Person to Lead Export Bank

Nov 30, 2021 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement regarding President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Reta Jo Lewis is currently a strategic advisor for the U.S.-China Heartland Association, which is a conduit for the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) United Front Work Department (UFWD), which aims to influence key Americans at the subnational level and ultimately undermine America’s national interests. Lewis was reported out of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs earlier this month and awaits a vote before the full Senate.
“Reta Jo Lewis is the wrong person to lead the U.S. Export-Import Bank, but she will fit right in as a member of Biden’s team of polite and orderly caretakers of America’s decline,” Rubio said. “The main reason for the Ex-Im Bank to exist is to help America outcompete China across the globe. If Lewis cannot and will not engage in that competition because she spent years trying to forge stronger ties between American companies and the Chinese Communist Party, then we will need a new nominee.”