Democratic candidate with White House ties says Biden could be tougher on China

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New Hampshire congressional candidate Maggie Goodlander, a former Justice Department official who is married to White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, recently criticized the Biden administration’s actions toward China when she was asked whether there was a U.S. policy that she disagreed with.

“I think that there’s more work that could be done to be tough on China,” Goodlander, a Democrat, told WMUR-TV of Manchester.

Sullivan, Goodlander’s husband, holds a top role in the White House. His work focuses heavily on foreign policy, including U.S.-China relations.

A spokesperson for the White House National Security Council declined to comment on Goodlander’s remarks Wednesday.