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‘The country I love becomes the country I left,’ says Chinese GOP candidate Lily Tang Williams

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Yesterday on Fox News, China-born GOP House candidate Lily Tang Williams said she fears America is starting to become like China, the country she left behind.

In the segment, host Tucker Carlson began by reporting on Shanghai’s full lockdown, describing how Chinese authorities were “ripping children from their parents’ arms” and “sending people to concentration camps,” referring to the Chinese quarantine centers.

Carlson condemned the East Asian country’s “totalitarian” measures, but said the lack of criticism and even “praise” from the United States was even more concerning.

“Looking at this, you start to wonder, ‘What can stop something like this from happening here if the people of our country are for it?'” Carlson warned.

He then introduced Lily Tang Williams, congressional candidate for the state of New Hampshire, by airing her campaign ad.

“I was born in China to… illiterate working-class parents,” begins Williams, who is also president of the New Hampshire Asian American Coalition. “I suffered from the Cultural Revolution and the communist dictatorship of Mao. I wanted freedom; America was my promised land.

“People lose their right to earn a living and make their own life choices. Are you already worried? I am. I fear that the country I love will become the country I left.

After the video, Carlson turned to Williams for a live interview.

“It sounds like your childhood in a repressive country really informs how you view America right now.”

“Well, I [came] to America for freedom and prosperity, [and to] live my American dream,” she replied. “I’m just afraid that American dream isn’t there for my children who were born in this country.”

Williams also added that she was witnessing a “rise in authoritarianism and tyranny” and that she did not want “another cultural revolution to happen in [her] new country.”

Carlson asked if US leaders “praising” China made her “uncomfortable”.

“Not just uncomfortable,” Williams replied. “I am terrified.”

On her Twitter, Williams describes herself as a “survivor of communism” and a “lover of freedom”.

In her recent Tweet, she writes that she “fleed China for America in 1988” and was running to “fight for freedom” and “keep the American dream alive.”

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