Left-wing, anti-Trump fanatic and former astronaut Mark Kelly launches into near daily attacks on President Trump and Republicans but somehow, he just can’t seem to recall the millions the Chinese have quietly sunk into his aerospace company.
Kelly, a wild-eyed Democrat, has been dying to get elected to something — ANYTHING — and his newest act of tilting at windmills is his desperate effort to oust GOP Senator Martha McSally in Arizona. Kelly is running in the special election to oust McSally from the Senate seat she was appointed to.
McSally is running in the coming 2020 election and Kelly is trying to ace her out of the seat.
Kelly recently admitted that China has been a major problem during the coronavirus crisis. But he is awfully quiet about all the money the Chinese have given him for his business.
A he works to win the coming election, Kelly has frequently slammed McSally over the coronavirus.
But, RealClearPolitics notes that he is a bit less interested in talking about his own relationship with the red Chinese.
Kelly, however, has been far more reticent about the investment by a Chinese company in a commercial space exploration venture he co-founded. The company, tech giant Tencent, is one of the world’s largest internet enterprises and owns the Chinese social media platform WeChat. The text platform has more than a billion users and is suspected of monitoring the activity of many of them inside and outside of China.
In the fall of 2014, the CEO of World View Enterprises, the company Kelly co-founded, announced during a visit to Beijing that Tencent had invested an undisclosed sum of money in the Tucson-based space travel venture. In April 2016, as part of a subsequent, $15 million investment round, World View announced that it had received more funds from Tencent, along with three other venture capital firms.
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Tencent was already under intense U.S. scrutiny before the COVID-19 world crisis. In addition to the surveillance suspicions, Tencent also sparked a U.S. backlash for suspending its streaming of National Basketball Association games after the Houston Rockets’ general manager praised Hong Kong democracy protests last fall.
Now it’s radioactive. A recent University of Toronto study found that WeChat has been censoring keywords relating to the COVID-19 outbreak since at least Jan. 1. Several prominent lawmakers in recent weeks have deemed Tencent an arm of the Chinese Communist Party and a threat to U.S. national security. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley in late April introduced a bill aimed at preventing Chinese espionage by prohibiting U.S. federal employees from conducting official business over platforms run by Tencent, Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese companies
When will Mark Kelly admit that he is deep in China’s pocket, just at a time when China lied to the world and used the virus like a bioweapon to take out Europe and the United States?
But it is worse than that, even.
Kelly has invited the Chinese into the American aerospace sector. And the simple fact is that China is the biggest perpetrator of industrial thievery and espionage in the world. Why has Kelly put the nation’s security at risk like this?
Mark Kelly is the last person we want in the U.S. Senate.
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