(Liberty Bell) – Mike Gallagher, House China Select Committee Chairman, held a press event over the weekend at a former illegal Chinese Communist Party police station located right here on U.S. soil, in the heart of Manhattan. Didn’t think such a thing existed? Think again. In fact, Gallagher issued a warning that there could potentially be more of these all across the country. Have we been infiltrated by the CCP? And you thought the invasive spy balloon was bad. Yikes.
“This innocent-looking building that you see behind me has an unauthorized secret police station linked to the Chinese Communist Party,” said Gallagher, according to Fox News. “The nonprofit Safeguard Defenders discovered over 100 of these illegal police stations around the world, including at least two more on United States soil.”
Rep. Ritchie Torres, a New York Democrat, and Rep. Neal Dunn, a Florida Republican, joined Gallagher at the event, which was designed to shed some light on the threat the CCP poses to our country and the need for the current administration to take aggressive action to protect and defend the sovereignty of the United States.
“Last year, the pan-Asian human rights organization Safeguard Defenders published an investigation called ‘Patrol and Persuade’ that said another 48 Chinese police service stations were operating abroad in addition to the 54 the group had identified in September,” Fox News noted.
“It’s rare to find someone who hasn’t experienced at least some low-level form of digital harassment from CCP agents,” Gallagher went on to state during the Saturday press conference. “How have we allowed this to happen on American soil? The answer, in my opinion, is that we have been blind while the CCP has been very cunning.”
He then added, “They buy our politicians, multinational organizations, companies and in some cases, law enforcement. They use muscle and threats instead of persuasion. And like the Mafia, they aren’t afraid to make people disappear.”
If you were worried that the Chinese Communist Party was going to try and invade our country “Red Dawn” style, think again. We’d easily repel such an invasion. No, if they were going to try and take over the nation, they would do so covertly. You know, piece by piece in the darkness. Kind of like setting up secret police stations. This is a major threat to our national security, folks. No joke.
“Reported locations of these illegal police stations span 53 countries, including four U.S.-based stations — two in New York City, one in Los Angeles and one set up by the Nantong Public Security Bureau in an undisclosed location,” Nerozzi penned.
Chinese activist Zhuo Fengsuo was also present at the event. Fengsuo was a student leader being hunted down by the CCP after taking part in protests that eventually led to the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
“This is the first time that the Chinese basic community feel that their grievance is heard by American public,” Zhuo went on to say after taking the podium.
Zhuo was forced to go into exile after he was named a most wanted criminal by the CCP after he participated in student protests back in 1989. He was arrested on several occasions, beaten and brutally tortured by government officials.
“We want justice,” Zhuo stated during his remarks. “We cannot allow this to happen in America. We cannot allow this to happen. It is the land of the free and the brave. We are here because we believe in freedom. And we will fight for freedom.”
Torres also took the podium and declared, “Even though Chair Gallagher and I come from opposing political parties, the unity we are projecting sends a powerful message that the defense of human rights from the abuses of the CCP … is not a Democratic value or a Republican value. It’s an American value.”
“We are here because we’re Americans who believe in the rule of law and human rights and freedom for every single person, including the Chinese dissidents here in the United States,” Torres went on to add.
During the press conference, Gallagher announced that the House China Select Committee will be holding a hearing called, “The Chinese Communist Party Threat to America,” next week in order to take proactive measures against the CCP actions taking place in our country.
He asserted the committee is hoping this will be a bipartisan work.
“Nobody agrees on 100 percent of everything. I don’t even agree with my own family on 100 percent of everything,” Gallagher commented during the press event. “But we want to identify what the bipartisan center of gravity is.”
He finished up saying, “We believe — and [House Speaker Kevin McCarthy] believes — that where possible, if Congress can speak with one voice when it comes to standing up against and pushing back against Chinese Communist Party aggression, America is stronger, the world is stronger, the free world is stronger.”
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