OnTheIssuesLogo

Elaine Chao on Free Trade

Secretary of Labor (Pres. Bush Cabinet)

 


2001: Opposition to Chinese trade is xenophobic hysteria

In an April 23 cover story, the New Republic ran an inflammatory article about Chao and McConnell entitled "Sullied Heritage: The Decline of Principles Conservative Hostility to China." The venerable liberal monthly cast the piece as a case study of how two conservative stalwarts--the Heritage Foundation and McConnell--had sold their respective political souls by moderating their formerly hawkish views for the sake of Chinese money that the Chao family had steered their way. Elaine's father, a shipping magnate, has supposedly cultivated, and benefited from, a relationship with his former classmate Jiang Zemin, who rose to become China's leader. The piece made several serious suggestions of impropriety, but provided little factual support or outright accusations of any wrongdoing.

In a letter to the magazine, Chao's chief of staff at the Department of Labor, noted, "When you blow away the flimsy accusations propped up by these disclaimers, all that's left is xenophobic hysteria."

Source: Republican Leader, by John Dyche, p.153-4 , Sep 15, 2010

Other candidates on Free Trade: Elaine Chao on other issues:
Incoming Trump Administration:
Pres.Trump
V.P.Pence
A.G.:Sessions
DOE:Perry
DOI:Zinke
DOT:Chao
ODNI:Coats
HHS:Price
HUD:Carson

Outgoing Obama Administration:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:John Kerry
HUD:Julian Castro
State:Hillary Clinton
Staff:Rahm Emanuel

Former Bush Administration:
State:Colin Powell
State:Condi Rice

Former Clinton Administration:
HUD:Andrew Cuomo
V.P.Al Gore
Labor:Robert Reich
A.G.:Janet Reno
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty
Search for...





Page last updated: Jan 16, 2017