Just last month, Rohrabacher spoke on the floor for several minutes outlining various projects that the U.S. government funds in China, efforts he called "insane."

"We're borrowing money from China to give it to China, rather than having that money spent in the United States," he said in May. "They are happy to loan us the money, and they are happy that we are stupid enough to give it back to them in terms of aid and the types of programs."