WASHINGTON, D.C.– Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement on the announcement that Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) will serve as the Ranking Member of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party.

“I’m thrilled to have Rep. Krishnamoorthi as my partner on this critical bipartisan effort and to work with the other members that Leader Jeffries has selected. Rep. Krishnamoorthi and I have a shared understanding of the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party and a long history of working together across the aisle on a range of issues — from protecting Americans from the threat posed by CCP controlled apps like TikTok and co-chairing the Middle-Class Jobs Caucus to introducing bipartisan infrastructure bills. 

“As the leaders of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, we will continue to work in bipartisan fashion to protect America from the ideological, economic, and military threat posed by the CCP, while always distinguishing between the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese people, who are their primary victims. 

“What the Chinese Communist Party fears most is Democrats and Republicans working together to combat their malign influence and defend our nation. The CCP thinks it will be easy to divide us along partisan lines, but I look forward to working with Rep. Krishnamoorthi and my colleagues across the aisle to prove them wrong. If a Democratic Bears fan and Republican Packers fan can do it, anyone can.”

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