(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) California Rep. Judy Chu, a Democrat, has been linked to a Chinese Communist Party organization.
Chu was previously listed as the “International Federation of Chamber of Commerce,” an organization that cross-pollinates with the California-based 501(c)(6) nonprofit U.S.-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, the Daily Caller reported.
The IFCC is meant to create an international alliance for the Chinese Chamber of Commerce to promote Chinese business around the globe. Chu’s participation suggests that her personal interests may extend beyond the interest of California and America.
Chu, who has been a member of the House since 2009 and currently represents California’s 28th district, has granted numerous congressional awards to several individuals with ties to suspected Chinese Communist Party front groups suspected of spying on American citizens.
The California congresswoman was also given two honorary positions with organizations having known CCP ties, the All America Chinese Youth Federation and the Forums for Peaceful Reunification of China.
The Forums nominated Chu as “honorary chairwoman” at the group’s 34th inauguration ceremony. At the ceremony, Chu served as a witness and oversaw the transfer of the organization’s seal.
Chinese intelligence experts confirmed that the group is a Chinese intelligence operation, connected with the UFWD.
And though the Daily Caller previously dug up photo evidence of Chu’s ties to the organizations, the representative denied all allegations by playing the race card.
“Unfortunately, these efforts to tie Chinese Americans, including myself, to the Chinese Communist Party simply because of our ethnic background is a common and dangerous tactic that has persisted for decades,” she wrote.
Since her election, Chu wished for China and Taiwan “to become one family.” However, she appeared to walk this back just before former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s diplomatic trip to Taiwan, saying she “always supported” Taiwan’s independence.