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Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland concurred Monday with the U.S. intelligence community’s view that China is a “threat” in certain ways to U.S. interests but declined to say whether he views the country’s leadership in Beijing as an enemy.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. cited remarks from former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, who wrote in a Dec. 2020 op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that China “poses the greatest threat to America today.” Blackburn asked Garland if he considered the Chinese Communist Party an “enemy” of the United States.
“Well, I don’t have the same familiarity with the intelligence information that the director of the national intelligence has, so in terms of comparing, say, the threat from China and the threat from Russia, I’m just not competent to make that comparison,” Garland said in response. “I have learned in my professional career not to make judgments on which I am not competent.”