No matter what it’s costing to send this collection of some of the biggest spending left-wingers in Congress to China for a week, I’m all for it, because it’s definitely cheaper than it would be if they stayed here.
A Senate delegation led by Majority Leader Harry Reid arrived in Hong Kong on Monday for the start of a weeklong tour of China.
He and nine other senators will spend the week on an â€œinformational tripâ€ during which they plan to meet with government officials and visit American investments and clean energy projects, Democratic leadership said in a statement. The senators plan to discuss â€œissues including clean energy, trade issues, currency, foreign policy and human rightsâ€ with Chinese officials.
Joining Reid on the trip are six Democrats â€” Michael Bennet of Colorado, Barbara Boxer of California, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Chuck Schumer of New York â€” and Republicans Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Johnny Isakson of Georgia and Richard Shelby of Alabama.
The delegation plans to travel to Beijing, Chengdu and Xiâ€™an.
When it was announced that Reid, Boxer, Durbin, Schumer and the Laut were coming, it was reported that the Mao statue in the Beijing Military Museum got a hard-on — but I’m sure it was just a coincidence.