Jon Ossoff, the Democrat Senate candidate from Georgia, has come under fire for allegedly hiding ties to a pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media company. A complaint was previously filed against Ossoff by Georgia GOP officials after the Democrat deliberately failed to disclose payments from anti-democracy media company PCCW Media limited in his May campaign financial disclosure.
The backlash follows the bombshell revelations raised surrounding Eric Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, for his ties to suspected Chinese spy Christine Fang. Christine Fang reportedly targeted young up and coming Democrat politicians that one day would enter the world stage as major players.
“Jon Ossoff rose to fame as an ‘up-and-coming local politician’ who ran in a special election in Georgia,” Erickson recalls. “He claimed he had an intelligence clearance and was in the know, having worked for members of Congress. Hollywood money flowed in and he became a media darling. Though Ossoff lost, he had so much money still in his coffers, the media constantly talked about his future.
But then, Erickson notes a funny thing happened: “Ossoff started receiving money from an anti-democracy media company in China. The money flowed through Ossoff’s ‘documentary film’ company that supposedly made documentaries about government corruption.”
But in light of the CCP’s infiltration of Eric Swalwell’s inner circle, Republicans say Ossoff’s previous work for a pro-CCP company and Ossoff’s own dismissive attitude toward such transparency makes him a prime target for China’s spy efforts.
This is how it starts,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee Deputy Press Secretary Paige Lindgren. “Ossoff’s and his team’s dismissive nature toward transparency when it comes to work with foreign governments demonstrates a stunning degree of naivete. We know Ossoff lacks the experience to understand the threat of foreign actors trying to gain influence over elected officials, and clearly it has trickled down to top members of his campaign team.”
Ossoff eventually amended his financial filings after persistent calls from Republican rival David Perdue. The two will face off in a Georgia run-off election on Jan. 5 to determine control of the Senate.