House GOP Pledges to “stand up to the brutal Chinese Communist Party” While Nunn praises China trade deals, supports Chinese corporation’s sweetheart tax deal, and quiets opposes CHIPS legislation he claimed to Support
WEST DES MOINES – Last week the House GOP outlined their plan if they take over Washington, and yet again Zach Nunn is too extreme for the GOP. While the GOP plan pledges to “stand up to the brutal Chinese Communist Party” Zach Nunn has spent his career supporting China.
While Nunn claimed to support important legislation that brings microchip and other manufacturing back to the United States, he’s repeatedly come out against that legislation, calling the CHIPS & Science Act a “subsidy to certain industries,” and a “subsidy to manufacturers.” The legislation is already helping boost American manufacturing back to levels the country hasn’t seen since the 1970s.
The Republican’s new “Commitment to America” agenda explicitly states the GOP supports moving supply chains away from China, expanding U.S. manufacturing, and enhancing America’s economic competitiveness.
But, within the last year, Zach Nunn accepted a campaign contribution from Syngenta PAC after it had been bought by state-owned chemical company ChemChina five years prior. He even supported giving a tax break worth millions of dollars to the Chinese company. More than 33,900 Iowa jobs were displaced between 2001 and 2018 because of the goods trade deficit with China.
“By taking money from a Chinese government-owned corporation and sending millions of dollars overseas, Zach Nunn has once again shown he will sell-out Iowans and the Republican Party for the next deal that benefits his own self interests,” said Paige Godden, spokesperson for Cindy Axne for Congress.
Stay tuned throughout the week to learn five ways Zach Nunn’s agenda is too radical for mainstream Republicans.