Rep. Mike Waltz: Xi-Putin Meeting Cements ‘Axis Of Evil’

Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia began on Monday and will run until Thursday

  • Congressman Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) said Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow is an indicator that the two leaders are joining their countries together in an axis of authoritarian nations.
  • “I think in the short term, you know, China’s trying to insert itself into the Ukraine conflict and present itself as a peacemaker,” Waltz said on the sidelines of the House Republican party retreat in Orlando, Florida.
  • “But really, I think in the longer term, it’s cementing this alignment of authoritarianism that we’re seeing with China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, with the [Chinese Communist Party] as the leader of the pack and the leader of the axis of evil, so to speak,” he added.
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