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America's Roundtable with Amb. Peter Hoekstra | US Economy, Security and Border Crisis | Biden's US-Israel Dangerous Policy Pivot | National Security Concerns as Michigan's Governor Whitmer Woos China

March 9th, 2024

Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Honorable Peter Hoekstra who served as America's ambassador to the Netherlands.

Special Commentary via America's Roundtable Radio | Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy review President Joe Biden's State of the Union address and the China threat.

During 1993-2011, US Congressman Hoekstra served the citizens of Michigan's 2nd congressional district, was the chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and a member of the Gang of Eight from 2004 until 2011, receiving the most highly classified information available in the U.S. government.

During his tenure as America's top diplomat to the Netherlands, The Hague hosted the Department of State Global Entrepreneurial Summit in June of 2019, which was attended by over 2000 entrepreneurs, investors, and other business leaders. Pete Hoekstra’s areas of expertise include national security, international relations, cyber security, marketing and business development and his experience as a Fortune 500 executive.

In February 2024, he took over the reins as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.

Key topics covered with Ambassador Hoekstra on America's Roundtable:

  1. The state of America's economy, the nation's significant challenge with millions of illegal immigrants pouring into the nation since 2021, and the growing concerns of a looming security threat within the nation's borders.

  2. The China threat in states across America: The efforts to mobilize grassroots activists to oppose the efforts undertaken by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Quentin Messer Jr., the CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to bring two lithium ion battery manufacturers to Michigan which are headquartered in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and alleged to have ties with Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Published report: "For the projects in Michigan, there are all sorts of red flags flying around the roughly $4 billion in economic incentives, tax benefits, and infrastructure improvements the state of Michigan is handing out as incentives to CATL/Ford and Gotion to locate the two projects in Michigan. Ford is "licensing" CCP technology for its plant with CATL while Gotion is a subsidiary of a Chinese-based company subject to Chinese surveillance laws. Both already have seen support from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the state legislature, which last week began the process of approving nearly $200 million for the Gotion project in Michigan."

Op-Ed by US Ambassadors Pete Hoekstra and Joe Cella | The Detroit News | Against China threat, Whitmer leans into Taiwan

Brief excerpt:

"_It is unconscionable and hypocritical of Whitmer to invest billions of Michigan taxpayer dollars in these PRC-based and CCP-tied companies — which are also connected to the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Communist North Korea, forced labor in Xinjiang, and Communist Chinese Military Companies — while ignoring the existential threat the PRC and the CCP present to Taiwan.

Worse yet, the "deals" are shrouded by secret code names, binding and punitive non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and were not subjected to strict scrutiny and due diligence, defying the direction of our national security and intelligence agencies gave to a group of bipartisan elected officials and business leaders. With the threat environment emanating around the globe from the PRC and the CCP today, it takes strong principles to stand and courageously counter the threat to protect our national security._"

  1. Is President Joe Biden's policy threatening Israel's future? Is Biden's administration and political campaign placing electorate considerations above Israel's security and sovereignty? Focusing on Iran's ambitions.

  2. Focusing on the concerns raised by Michigan's voters and the swing state's influence on the presidential election.

Further reading:

The Wall Street Journal | Biden’s Partisan State of Disunion
The Democratic pep rally had not a single bipartisan grace note |

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America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit.

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