Christine O'Donnell Said In 2006 She Had Classified Information About China Plotting To Take Over U.S.
BEN EVANS | 10/ 4/10 05:56 PM | AP
WASHINGTON — Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware said in a 2006 debate that China was plotting to take over America and claimed to have classified information about the country that she couldn't divulge.
O'Donnell's comments came as she and two other Republican candidates debated U.S. policy on China during Delaware's 2006 Senate primary, which O'Donnell ultimately lost.
She said China had a "carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America" and accused one opponent of appeasement for suggesting that the two countries were economically dependent and should find a way to be allies.
"That doesn't work," she said. "There's much I want to say. I wish I wasn't privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to."
"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?" she asked. "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."
O'Donnell's campaign didn't respond Monday to requests for comment.
At the debate, opponent Jan Ting countered that China has the potential to become a more democratic country and an important ally.
"I think our China policy has to be handled very carefully," Ting said. "We have the capability of making an enemy or a friend out of China."
When Ting challenged O'Donnell's claim about having secret information, O'Donnell didn't answer specifically but suggested she had received it through nonprofit groups she worked with that frequently sent missionaries there.
It boggles the mind that these mid-term races are so tight when the field of competitors is this frightening.
But this will be the reality if we do not turnout and vote in force in November.
Put aside the apathy and "liberal/progressive rage".
Put aside nitpicking a fledgling presidency.
If you refuse to act, we will doomed to repeat the Bush years several fold.
Theocratic fascism can and will happen here.