WLRN: Florida’s Hunt For Chinese Communist Ties Comes Up Empty-Handed

WLRN: Florida’s Hunt For Chinese Communist Ties Comes Up Empty-Handed. “Instead of finding communists, the state effort gave many Floridians a scare that the state was engaging in the kind of political fear mongering and list-making that marked the darkest days of the Cold War, according to responses reviewed by WLRN. The move was a stroke in Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis’ campaign to assign blame for the COVID-19 pandemic to China. The letters were signed by him, and recipients were further asked to confirm whether they represent ‘U.S. Interests’ or not.”

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