Ossoff calls Perdue attack on Hong Kong company’s payment ‘utter nonsensein exchange with Fox News

Ossoff calls Perdue attack on Hong Kong company's payment 'utter nonsense' in exchange with Fox News

佐治亚州 Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is pushing back against Republican claims that he knowingly failed to disclose compensation from Hong Kong company PCCW Media Limited, which is connected to the Chinese government after he amended a campaign financial disclosure.

In an exchange Thursday with Fox News correspondent 彼得·杜西, Ossoff called the charge from the Georgia Republicansutter nonsense.

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Ossoff is challenging Republican 它的. 大卫·珀杜(David Perdue) in one of the two Georgia 我们. 参议院径流选举 which will determine if the GOP holds on to its Senate majority or if the Democrats will narrowly control both houses of Congress as well as the White House. In the other contest, 任命共和党参议员. Kelly Loeffler is facing a challenge from Democrat Raphael Warnock.

The Perdue campaign for months has attacked Ossoff over the media company connection, with the first-term senator bringing it up during an October debate.

Jon Ossoff tried to hide his connection to a media company with direct ties to the Communist Chinese government,” Georgia GOP executive director Steward Bragg charged earlier this month. “We’re asking the Senate Ethics Committee to look into this further because we believe this was an intentional effort to conceal information from the people of Georgia.

Questioned by Doocy, Ossoff said that his media companyhas produced multiple investigations of atrocities committed by ISIS war criminals. And these investigations have been aired by dozens of television channels in dozens of countries all over the world. And one of those television channels was in Hong Kong. That is the entire substance of Sen. Perdue’s campaign against me.

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Ossoff then highlighted thatthe irony of this is that Sen. Perdue ran factories in Shenzhen province in cooperation with the Chinese Communist Party. 它的. Perdue spent his entire career outsourcing jobs to China, the same senator who refuses even to debate me.

The candidate dismissed a comparison by Doocy to Rep. 埃里克·斯威威尔, 卡利夫. The four-term congressman has faced intense scrutiny and some sharp criticism, especially from Republicans, in recent weeks, after reports that a suspected Chinese spy worked as a prominent fundraiser for Swalwell for years. Some House Republicans are calling for Swalwell’s removal from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, though authorities have not accused him of any wrongdoing.

Ossoff told Doocy thatChinese intelligence operations in the United States are a grave threatand added that is why it is concerningthat we have a senator like David Perdue.

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他补充说 “Perdue bragged under oath about how he’s career outsourcing American jobs to China, he operated factories in Shenzhen Province in China in cooperation with the Chinese Communist Party. And he explained that on the record.

After Ossoff’s interaction with Doocy aired on Fox News, Perdue communications director John Burke argued thatinstead of giving Georgians the answers they deserve, Jon Ossoff decided to be flippant and dismissive about concerns that the Chinese Communist Party may be targeting him.

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Ossoff refuses to take the threat of China seriously even after Congressman Eric Swalwell, one of his supporters, was preyed on by a suspected Chinese operative,” Burke said.

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