Chinese National On Biden Security Detail?
by Adrian Wyllie
TAMPA – As Vice President Joe Biden attended a fundraising event in downtown Tampa on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, local activists encountered a intriguing member of the security detail outside the event, who seemed to indicate on video (see below) she was involved with the Chinese government.
Activists Jordan Harrah and Matt Leffler with We Are Change Tampa were approached and questioned by two members of Biden’s security detail, a white male and an Asian female. The man identified himself as a Tampa police officer, and provided his identification.
The woman refused to identify herself. However, she was wearing a lapel pin with the five pointed star and crest worn by United States Secret Service agents. Unlike normal Secret Service insignia, this pin was on a red, octagonal background. She also wore an ear bud commonly associated with Secret Service agents.
When asked if she worked for the government, she replied, “I can’t answer that,” but later described her role as “beyond federal.”
More interestingly, she seemed to acknowledge she that she was working for the Chinese government, and pointed out that many nations have interests in America. She suggested that the protesters research China and learn the language.
We Are Change Tampa was there to protest the military action in Libya. Members held signs pointing out the hypocrisy of then Senator Biden’s 2008 call for President Bush’s impeachment should he use military force without Congressional approval. Biden has supported President Obama’s attack on Libya, which did not receive Congressional approval.