Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) said he has “tremendous concerns” that American corporations have aligned themselves with the values of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
“You see some companies that tout all this social justice here in the United States, but they certainly turned their eye towards China,” said Wenstrup.
“It’s all about money,” he said. “There’s no patriotism involved with these, especially these companies that are American born and bred.”
“It’s a tremendous concern that I have,” Wenstrup said in a recent interview on “Capitol Report” program on NTD, an affiliate of The Epoch Times. “And I think all Americans should have.”
The congressman then cited an example of Enes Kanter Freedom, the only NBA player to openly criticizing the CCP.
The 11-year NBA veteran currently has no team. Freedom was dropped by the Houston Rockets after he was traded from the Boston Celtics on Feb. 10.
Tencent has exclusive rights streaming NBA in China, and the five-year deal is worth $1.5 billion.
“Apparently, the NBA makes quite a bit of money by having them seen in China, so if you say anything about China, and you’re in the NBA, you’re going to get squashed,” Wenstrup told NTD, an affiliate of The Epoch Times.
The Epoch Times has reached out to the NBA for comment.