Biden’s green push will make us more dependent on China, they think climate is ‘the most important thing’

On Friday’s “Mike Gallagher Show,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said there are people in the Biden administration who think the most important goal of U.S.-China policy is to strike a climate deal and said the administration’s green push will make the United States more dependent on China.

Rubio said, [relevant remarks begin around 7:35] “In Biden’s case…you have people in this administration who think the most important thing we need to do with China is a climate deal.”

He added, “Well, where do they make these batteries and the base materials for these batteries, lithium and such? It is a source – China dominates this market. So look at solar panels. We were basically the innovators of that and now they’ve taken over and so we’re going to be more reliant on technology that the Chinese have come to control. And that’s what I mean by they want to go to Davos and they want to go to a forum somewhere and hold hands with the Chinese and say, we solved climate change. Meanwhile, the Chinese currently fund more coal-fired power plants than all the other countries in the world combined. »

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