Skip to comments.HUNTER CALLS ON ROMNEY TO OPPOSE BAIN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINESE COMPANY
Posted on 11/03/2007 6:12:51 AM PDT by davidosborne
HUNTER CALLS ON ROMNEY TO OPPOSE BAIN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINESE COMPANY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2007
CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655, firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego, CA - - - Presidential candidate and current Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Duncan Hunter, today called on former Governor Mitt Romney to send a "clear statement" to the leadership of the company he founded, Bain Capital, to terminate a proposed business deal with a controversial Chinese corporation seeking to acquire U.S. defense contractor 3COM. Bain Capital is attempting to form a business arrangement with Huawei Corporation, a Chinese corporation founded by an officer of the Peoples Liberation Army of Communist China, which faces allegations of assisting Saddam Hussein in the targeting of U.S. aircraft and in helping the Taliban develop surveillance equipment.
"I am extremely concerned that Governor Romney's company would tout a highly suspect Chinese corporation as a strategic partner," stated Hunter. "Forming a business partnership with a corporation known to have direct ties with terrorists and dictators while, at the same time, openly seeking to acquire a major U.S. corporation that performs vital cyber security work for the Department of Defense, can only be characterized as irresponsible."
A resolution has been introduced in Congress, H.Res. 730, which states; "The preponderance of publicly available evidence clearly suggests that as currently structured, the proposed transaction involving Huawei threatens the national security of the United States and should not be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ." A copy of this resolution is provided.
Hunter stated in his letter to Governor Romney, " while it is true that you no longer control Bain Capital, the contributions you have received from its principals as its founding member indicate that your influence within the company remains strong.
"Further, while the Committee on Foreign Investment has yet to rule on the Huawei transaction, this corporation's connection to Saddam Hussein, the Taliban and the Army of Communist China should clearly disqualify them from becoming, in the words of your former company, "a strategic partner" in acquiring a U.S. firm such as 3COM, which performs vital cyber-security work for the U.S. Department of Defense.
"This letter is a request that you immediately issue a statement of policy that this transaction should be terminated on the grounds of national security. Please let me know what you intend to do."
A copy of Congressman Hunter's letter, as well as two articles regarding Huawei acquisition efforts are provided. Media are encouraged to contact Gary Becks at (619) 334-1655 for additional information or to arrange an interview with Hunter.
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I trust Duncan Hunters judgement and totally distrust any Chinese Communist company.
Its sad how many people couldn’t care less that the Chinese are supplying weapons to our enemies (the folks killing our soldiers) as long as they themselves make a buck off china.
I can’t believe that all these years I have not been following Duncan Hunter’s career.. I am glad I discovered him this early in the campaign. I think he is by far the best candidate in the race, and as more folks take the time to get to know him they will agree.
In all fairness.. I think you have clearly demonstrated your OPOSITION to Duncan Hunter over the past several weeks.. so forgive me if I take this into consideration when reading your post.... I suspect your post is just another attempt to smear Duncan Hunter.. If you want to check the FACTS and sources on this please do so and get back to me with what you find.... and please stick to the facts...
I as not trying to deflect attention TOWARD you in any way.. I was simply stating that having reviewed some of your recent posts I don't see you as a "strong supporter of Duncan Hunter" so therefore when you post a comment like....YOUR WORDS IN RED
This is false
This is just silly and snarky. Hunter is demeaning himself, not Romney.
I take it with a "grain of salt" in view of the fact that you have not publicly stated your SUPPORT for Duncan Hunter.... as demonstrated by comments in previous posts...such as...
I like supporting RP (because I have for so long before he became so controversial) but I am prepared to let the primaries speak. If RP gets traction, great. If not, move on to my second choices. By that time (after SC), only two or three other candidates are likely to be viable and they will like be Rudi, Mitt, Fred. And I'll pick the guy most likely to beat Rudi in FL and elsewhere.
>>>3Com said it will be acquired by Bain Capital Partners in a $2.2 billion cash deal that will see 3Com’s longtime partner Huawei Technologies participate in the transaction.<<<
That statement is not exactly false. Bain was founded in 1984 by Mitt Romney, T. Coleman Andrews III and Eric Kriss.
>>>this transaction should be terminated on the grounds of national security.
Are you familar with the Pentagon report?
Pentagon: China Gearing Up for High-Tech Warfare
Thank you Cal, I knew you would show up to answer questions sooner or later.. :) I just don’t have the direct knowledge on this subject to really engage.. But I will be watching the thread.. thanks again
There was a very similar situation a few years ago concerning Global Crossing. I followed that because I was involved with telephone services.
The government stepped in on the Global Crossings deal due to National Securities issues. That is still unresolved.
Tech for China
There’s no need for the piss and moan routine, sheesh.
I was simply responding to a post which suggested that the orginal post was false... I have no way to dispute that claim but simply took note of the fact that the individual making the claim was NOT a Duncan Hunter supporter... (note taken) -- I am glad there are others out there who are more knowledgeable on this and can fill us ALL in on the facts and details.. TOWARD VICTORY ! -- No pissing and moaning here.. just grins from ear to ear my FRiend...
Why is there no direct link to this “Press Release” on Duncan Hunter’s website? Your provided link only goes to his home page and I don’t see this listed under “Press Releases” anywhere. Is his own website lagging behind?
It’ll be a long time before we hear Slick Willard’s flip-flopping response to this. He’s still talking to his lawyers!
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