Sen. Marco Rubio told FNC's Tucker Carlson Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic proves the U.S. can not rely on foreign countries like China for manufacturing needs.
"This country made a decision about 30 years ago that the most efficient allocation of capital was to move many of the means of production to other countries," Rubio said. "It was cheaper in China, but not just China but other places. Well, now that vulnerability is being exposed."
"It's not just China anymore: India, Germany and Japan; a lot of the key ingredients and components for all kinds of things from Tylenol all the way to pharmaceuticals, and even in the electronics realm -- those components, even if we make the final product here, we depend on those countries for those components and they are hoarding them," Rubio said.
"Bottom line is, we don't win World War II if we can't turn car factories and appliance factories and tank makers. We do not win that war. Industrial capacity is a critical component of our national security and we are learning that the hard way right now."