Chen Guangcheng calls into Congressional hearing, fears for his family; Update: Actor Christian Bale offers help

Chen Guangcheng calls into Congressional hearing, fears for his family; Update: Actor Christian Bale offers help

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As reported earlier, the House of Representatives called an emergency hearing on Chen Guangcheng while the Obama administration made the gutsy call of ducking.

He fears for his family and wants to come to the United States.

BREAKING: Chen live now says he wants to meet with Hillary Clinton, says he's worried for his family. Chinese officials have taken his house

— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) May 3, 2012

"I want to meet with the Secretary Clinton," Chen just told Congressional Exec Commission on China, via SPEAKERPHONE.

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) May 3, 2012

At least Bob Fu and Representative Smith (R-NJ) aren’t ignoring his pleas, unlike Secretary of State Clinton.

Bob Fu and Congressman Chris Smith have made contact with Chen Guangchen, now on a speakerphone at House hearing http://t.co/KjPd3CcL

— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) May 3, 2012

Twitchy will monitor the situation and update.

Update:

Christian Bale expressed his solidarity and desire to help the blind Chinese dissident.

Told Christian Bale called in to express his solidarity, Chen tells committee to thank him 4 "trying to get to Shandong to try to visit me."

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) May 3, 2012

Americans express horror at how the Obama administration is handling the situation.

https://twitter.com/#!/BunchTrans/status/198148100672602114

https://twitter.com/#!/Catherinesday/status/198148057521594368

@WHiteHouse ( @PressSec ) has yet to take reponsibility for #BrianTerry… Don't expect them to respond any differently to #Chen! @GOP #p2

— Defund NPR PBS & NEA (@Jarjarbug) May 3, 2012

Chen Guangchen calls into Congressional hearing. This is a big mess for US diplomacy – appears to have been v badly handled.

— Katty Kay (@KattyKayBBC) May 3, 2012

if us gov still has a spine it better use it & help Chen Guangcheng & family leave china. if not us will lose all respect in the free world.

— Edward Virtually (@edwardvirtually) May 3, 2012

Obama is worried about #Julia, who doesn't exit. @MittRomney is worried about #Chen, who does exist.

— Seth (@dcseth) May 3, 2012

Update: Christian Bale has tried to help Chen Guangcheng before.

Here is Christian Bale back in Dec, 2011 trying to visit Chen Guangcheng. http://t.co/TeDnGIKT @snarkandboobs @TwitchyPolitics

— Heather (@hmfearny) May 3, 2012

 

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Chen Guangcheng calls into Congressional hearing, fears for his family

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