If by chance you needed further proof that the Biden administration is scared to death of -- and beholden to -- communist China, here's the latest example.
According to Breitbart, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm heaped praise on China for its investments in clean energy technology.
She made the statement as she also acknowledged that China is one of the world's largest contributors of CO2 into the atmosphere.
"Biden Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm doubles, triples, and quadruples down on her praise for China — despite China's record of pollution and horrifying human rights abuses," RNC Research tweeted.
Biden Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm doubles, triples, and quadruples down on her praise for China — despite China's record of pollution and horrifying human rights abuses. pic.twitter.com/vXiw2R5vqf
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 23, 2023
Granholm was grilled on Capitol Hill during a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing. Her answers to many questions were telling, and downright scary.
Chief Deputy Whip Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) pressed Granholm on previous remarks she made about China, including one regarding clean energy investments in which she stated, "We can all learn from what China is doing."
Guy also quizzed her about when she said that America doesn't have the moral authority to criticize China on the subject, since, in her mind at least, they're the best in the world and leading the way on clean energy.
She also confirmed she was aware that China “emits more than the U.S., the entire E.U., and Japan combined”; that China brings two coal-fired power plants online per week; that China’s coal-fired plants generate 23 percent more energy than all the energy produced in the U.S. combined; and that the Paris Climate Agreement allows China to increase its emissions through 2030.
That's when Guy dropped the bomb.
"Knowing that you knew all that when you made the comment, would you like to retract your praise for China?” he asked.
"No, my praise for China was on what they are doing to invest in clean energy, even as they are the world’s largest emitter," Granholm replied. "They invest four times more than the United States."
Guy went on to press Granholm on a number of China-related subjects, to make a point about her previous comments on America lacking the moral high ground to criticize China. Granholm agreed that China is a "human rights abuser," but seemed to stick by her previous statements.
People like Granholm, who should be nowhere near a Cabinet-level position in government, are why the world, and especially China, is having quite the chuckle over the United States right now.