Dem Candidate On Payroll Of Chinese State-Funded School Tied To Communist Youth League

A 2020 Democratic congressional candidate was recently revealed to be on the payroll of two Chinese Communist Party-linked companies while running in the state of Iowa. The financial disclosures of Rita Hart, who lost the race in Iowa’s 2nd District by just six votes to Mariannette Miller-Meeks, reveal she received $3,180 from Confucius International Education Group (CIEG) and $2,135 from Pangaea International Academy. CIEG created a school in Iowa that took in Chinese foreign-exchange students after their one-year programs ended, so they could remain in the U.S. The financial ties also come on the heels of Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell