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Congresswoman Kat Cammack Issues Statement On Chinese Communist Party-Linked Researcher At The University Of Florida

Press release from Congresswoman Kat Cammack

Today, Congresswoman Kat Cammack issued the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s indictment of a former University of Florida researcher.

“Today, I received news that a former University of Florida (UF) researcher has been indicted by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for committing fraud against the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and UF to further the goals of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This news is alarming, but it’s hardly a surprise that CCP operatives are actively undermining our domestic institutions.

“For too long, we have allowed agents of the People’s Republic of China to attend our schools, work at our corporations, and serve within our government agencies. We have even allowed known propaganda-linked organizations such as the Confucius Institute and the Thousand Talents Program to operate within our borders. We will not tolerate spying from the CCP, period.

“As the representative hailing from Gainesville—home to UF—I will ensure proper coordination between the university and DOJ to maintain a continual oversight role as this case moves forward. We must ensure that our academic institutions are not violated by foreign agents ever again. I will work with my colleagues to prevent incidents like this from happening in the future.”

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