(CNN) - Rep. Duncan Hunter of California gave a national-security spin to the issue of trade, raised by a question about lead-contaminated toys imported from China.
"China is cheating on trade, and they're using that $200 billion trade deficit over the United States to buy ships, planes and missiles," Hunter said.
"They are clearly arming, and it's in the interest of the United States to stop China's cheating. My bill that's up right now, incidentally, would do that.
"But what we all ought to do right now in this Christmas season, with about a month to go before Christmas, is buy American," Hunter continued. "That might hire the young person. That just might keep your neighbor from losing his job, and it might help that young person coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan in uniform to have a job when they get back.
"Let's buy American this Christmas season."
- CNN's Jim Kavanagh