Time to Designate the CCP as a Transnational Criminal Organization

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The State Department has just confirmed that a Chinese laboratory suspected of being the source of the Covid-19 virus that’s killed nearly 400,000 Americans is associated with the Beijing regime’s illegal biological weapons program. Unfortunately, this is but the latest proof that the Chinese Communist Party is a transnational criminal organization.

Evidence abounds of other CCP crimes, as well, among them: its murderous smuggling of fentanyl; its economic warfare inside the United States, including the theft of invaluable intellectual property and data; its myriad crimes against humanity involving Captive Nations’ populations and China’s own; and its massive interference in the U.S. 2020 elections.

The United States has already designated far less dangerous  groups as TCOs, including Hezbollah and MS-13. Before he leaves office, Donald Trump should indelibly brand the worst of all the transnational criminal organizations: the Chinese Communist Party.

This is Frank Gaffney.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.