In a request for a classified briefing on the phone call between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee says the panel needs to know what consequences the Biden administration presented to Beijing if they chose to assist Russia in its invasion of Ukraine.
Mike Turner, R-Ohio, said understanding what transpired on President Biden’s phone discussion with Chinese President Xi Jinping is “absolutely essential” during an interview with Fox News on Thursday at the House Republican Issues Conference.
“Our committee has not been briefed on it and this is certainly relevant for our committee to understand both what the president laid out to China, and what President Xi’s responses were on if China should assist Russia militarily,” Turner told Fox News.
“There should be absolute consequences to China,” Turner said. “China has made statements that they do not want to be in a conflict with Ukrainians, but arming Russia would have them enter that.”