Top House Foreign Affairs Republican agrees with possibility of war with China
A Democrat who chaired the House Armed Services Committee for four years was nowhere near so fatalistic.
“Anything is possible. I get really worried when someone starts saying war with China is inevitable,” the representative said. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said, also on “Fox News Sunday.”
A war with China is “highly unlikely” and “generals have to be very careful before they say we are going to war”, he added.
Pushed by host Shannon Bream, McCaul cited China’s interest in possibly invading the island nation of Taiwan – which it considers part of its territory – as a catalyst for the war, and he accused the administration of President Joe Biden to “project weakness”.
But Smith and McCaul agreed that U.S. military supplies are insufficient in the face of potential conflict, in China or elsewhere.
“It’s a huge problem,” Smith said. “We don’t have the industrial base and we don’t have the ability to develop that industrial base.”