Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe warned Sunday that the Biden administration is putting national security at risk by buying Chinese drone technology for federal law enforcement use.
In an appearance on Fox News Ratcliffe urged that Chinese companies supplying the technology are likely relaying back information on U.S. critical infrastructure to the Chinese Communist Party.
"Like so much that Biden administration has done on national security lately, this makes very little sense," Ratcliffe warned.
He added, "It's harmful to our national security. And also, Chinese drone technology is not as good as U.S. drone technology."
"It's hard to make sense out of what's doing this, other than it is consistent with the Biden administration taking a softer approach, trying to promote a false narrative that somehow China is a competitor and not an adversary," Ratcliffe further emphasised.
Former DNI Director John Ratcliffe: Biden admin is undoing the Trump admin's work tackling the threat of China. Now, the US is buying drones from the Chinese, which is "harmful to our national security." Biden treats US parents as more threatening than Chinese spies, he says. pic.twitter.com/PCq1hUmUmE— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) October 11, 2021