O'Donnell: China Plotting to Take Over America

Or so she thought in 2006
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2010 5:45 PM CDT
In this Oct. 1, 2010 file photo, Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell gestures during an interview, in Wilmington, Del.    (Rob Carr)

(Newser) – Another day, another dug up story of Christine O'Donnell saying something sort of nutty—specifically, that China was plotting to take over the US. The AP reports that in a debate during Delaware's 2006 Senate primary, O'Donnell said China had a "carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America" ... and that she had classified information about the country that she couldn't divulge (which she apparently got from nonprofit groups she worked with that frequently sent missionaries there).

She also accused one opponent of appeasement for suggesting that the two countries were economically dependent and could benefit economically by becoming allies. "That doesn't work," she said, continuing, "A country that forces women to have abortions and mandates that you can only have one child and will not allow you the freedom to read the Bible, you think they can be our friend? We have to look at our history and realize that if they pretend to be our friend it's because they've got something up their sleeve." O'Donnell's campaign didn't respond today to requests for comment. Click here for more.

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