Lewis Releases TV Commercial: Takes on China & Outsourcing
April 6, 2020
WOODBURY, Minn. — Today, U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released a television commercial entitled “America First.”
“China is responsible for this pandemic, and we shouldn’t be afraid to say so. When I’m your United States Senator, we are going to launch an unprecedented ‘Buy American’ initiative and break our country’s dependence on China. It is unacceptable that in a time of crisis we can’t depend on domestic supply chains for life-saving medicine and medical supplies.
Take Minnesota-based 3M for example. Last week, in response to revelations that their distributors were selling personal protective equipment abroad in the midst of a pandemic, 3M management said they had ‘secured approval from China to export to the U.S. 10 million N95 respirators manufactured by 3M in China.’
It’s ludicrous to have American companies begging communist China’s permission to send life-saving equipment back home in the midst of a pandemic. And yet, my opponent Senator Tina Smith, who coincidentally has taken $10,000 dollars from 3M, got on MSNBC this weekend to defend 3M management and defend her worldview that puts outsourcing first, and America second.”
The commercial can be viewed by CLICKING HERE, and a transcript can be found below:
“Hey Minnesota. We’ve been through a rough couple of weeks. But while you and I have been putting America First, too many politicians have been blocking economic relief, selling their stock, and outsourcing jobs to China. Heck, they won’t even admit that’s where the virus started. We need to buy American, put Minnesota first, and make certain this never ever happens again. As your next senator, I’ll do exactly that.”