Former Vice President Mike Pence has criticized President Biden’s administration for its lack of leadership on the global stage when it comes to handling China and Russia. Pence’s comments came during an interview on Fox News on Monday, March 29th.
Pence accused the Biden administration of creating a “vacuum of leadership” that has left the United States vulnerable to the ambitions of China and Russia. He argued that this vacuum was largely due to the administration’s failed policies, which he claimed had weakened America’s position in the world.
The former vice president specifically cited the Biden administration’s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement, which he said would benefit China and harm American workers. He also criticized the administration’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, which he said would make America more dependent on oil from Russia and the Middle East.
Pence’s comments come as tensions between the United States and China continue to rise, particularly over issues related to trade and human rights. The Biden administration has taken a more confrontational stance towards China than its predecessor, but some critics argue that it has not gone far enough in countering China’s growing influence.
Similarly, relations between the United States and Russia have been strained for years, particularly over issues related to Syria, Ukraine, and allegations of Russian interference in US elections. President Biden has taken a tough stance towards Russia, imposing sanctions and expelling diplomats in response to alleged Russian hacking and election interference.
Despite these efforts, Pence argued that the Biden administration has not done enough to stand up to these global powers. He called on the administration to take a more aggressive stance towards China and Russia and to show more leadership on the global stage.
Pence’s comments are likely to fuel ongoing debates about the Biden administration’s foreign policy and its approach to China and Russia. As these issues continue to dominate international relations, it remains to be seen whether the Biden administration will be able to navigate these challenges effectively and restore America’s standing in the world.