Fact Check: Dishonest Daines Continues Attempts to Hide History as “China Cheerleader”

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Fact Check: Dishonest Daines Continues Attempts to Hide History as “China Cheerleader”
 
Helena, MT – This weekend, Senator Steve Daines penned an op-ed where he parroted his talking points from Washington consultants in a continued attempt to cover up his years as a “China Cheerleader.” This cynical pivot comes after years of Daines actively courting senior Communist Party officials and doing the country’s “political bidding.”

Daines also tried to cover up his history of prioritizing corporations and special interests that shipped jobs overseas, while he paid lip service to keeping American jobs at home. 

Dishonest Daines: “The Chinese Communist Party’s reckless actions to downplay and lie about the severity of this virus has changed the lives of every American.”

Fact Check: 

  • Just a few months ago, Daines praised the Chinese government’s response, saying it “aggressively worked to contain” the virus. 
  • These glowing comments came even as American intelligence officials were warning that China appeared to be minimizing the severity of the crisis. 
  • After Washington political consultants instructed Republican Senate candidates to deflect blame for the pandemic onto the Chinese government, Daines abruptly changed his tune on China. 

Dishonest Daines: “I’ve taken swift action to put America first and lead the efforts in Congress to support Made in America manufacturing and jobs.”

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