October 4th, 2010
03:41 PM ET
10 years ago

O'Donnell in 2006: China wants to take over America

(CNN) – A new week brings revelations of another potentially embarrassing quote from Christine O'Donnell.

According to the Associated Press, the unlikely Delaware GOP Senate nominee said in 2006 that she was privy to classified information that China was engaged in a "carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America."

"There's much I want to say. I wish I wasn't privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to," O'Donnell said during a Republican primary debate in 2006. She ultimately lost her campaign that year to be the party's Senate nominee.


"We have to look at our history and realize that if they pretend to be our friend it's because they've got something up their sleeve," she also said then.

O'Donnell's campaign has not responded to CNN's request for comment on the past remarks and exactly what information the Republican candidate claimed to be aware of.

The comments are only the latest in a string of past remarks that have recently come to light, threatening to further put O'Donnell's chances of victory in doubt. Most recently, O'Donnell has been forced to contend with decade-old statements that she once explored witchcraft and thought the theory of evolution is a myth.

O'Donnell, a longtime advocate for socially conservative issues, upset establishment candidate Mike Castle last month in the Delaware GOP primary. Recent polls show she trails Democrat Chris Coons by double digits.


Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
soundoff (153 Responses)
  1. Readbetweenthelines

    She is even making Palin seem intelligent! Go Tea Party – you clearly have the answers to America's problems and the right people to make it happen. not.

    October 4, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    "There's much I want to say. I wish I wasn't privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to,"

    She wasn't privy to anything, just another out right lie! This woman is clueless, her old campaign manager was spot on, she's just in it for the money. I bet with that $2.5M she raised she'll have a new car, a new house and she'll clear all those old debts of her's that she didn't pay before. Any takers on that bet?

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO (and loons like this one)

    October 4, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. JWN in SC

    Honestly, stupid ought to hurt more!

    October 4, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  4. Joe in PA

    I think she mentioned that shortly after a long "self engagement session", GOD spoke to her and and provided the "privy" information.

    October 4, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. Ken in NC

    This young lady is the gift that keeps on giving to the late night show host. You would think that she would have maybe called 911 to make them aware of the fact that China was preparing to take over the USA. What kind of woman is she?

    October 4, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. Ed L

    How would this moron have gotten classified information? From whom?

    LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES.... typical GOP

    October 4, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. Please

    Obviously she received the information through her clairvoyance

    October 4, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. Sam

    OK...I am not Christine's fan by any stretch of imagination...While China may not have cleverly devised a methodical plan to take over America, we on our own doing, have pretty much handed our country on a silver platter to China, by depending on China for everything...So in that sense, she was a prophet đŸ™‚ Let's face it China has gotten us by you know what.

    October 4, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  9. twiddly

    Yes, the mini-Palin strikes again.
    The Tea Party will do for the midterms what Palin did for the last election.
    2 funny!

    October 4, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  10. streetsmart

    The only top secret info this whack job has ever heard was from the voices in her head. I heard some privy info that once her 15 mins of fame is up she is supposed to do a girl on girl with Sarah Pay-off. Use what you got baby while its still smokin hot. Youre the Anna Nicole of the new millenium

    October 4, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  11. Jeff, Huntington Beach, CA

    I wonder what kind of psychiatric medication this woman takes? Probably the same type Sarah Palin and all of their "followers" take. Seriously...

    October 4, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  12. Ellid

    Do we need more evidence that this woman is nuts?

    October 4, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  13. SAY WHAT!!!

    CNN please post news when this woman says something sensible...now that should be headline news..."O'Donnell Said Something Sensible."

    October 4, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  14. Stephen

    The Democrats have Alvin Greene, Republicans have Christine O'Donnell and the comedians have hit the lottery of laughter.

    October 4, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  15. Paul

    I love this woman.

    October 4, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  16. Milly

    More like an alien took over her brain soon after birth.

    October 4, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  17. Chris in Indiana

    Is she off her meds or something? Seriously.

    October 4, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  18. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Okay, we got it, O'Donnell isn't a liar but she does have an imginary friend that is "privy". Could that be Sarah Palin?

    October 4, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  19. jnapoli@hansonbridgett.com

    This is what the tea party has to offer America. Nothing based in reality. No articulated policies, just slogans.

    October 4, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  20. Robert Cloosdoosch

    ..and God whispered in her ear..."you're a kook"

    October 4, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  21. Dean

    Why would China want to take us over? We are giving ourselves to them thanks to our government and corporations, expecially Wal-Mart.
    I remember before the kids took over that Sam Walton advertised the fact that Wal-Mart sold goods made in America. Bet he is rolling over in his grave.

    October 4, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  22. bob

    Kruschev told American leaders we would be destroyed from within, by ourselves. The only way China will take over is if we let them keep financing us. We are a much better country than that.

    October 4, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  23. La Piovra

    ¡China wants to take over the U.S! ¡Dang, what a co-incidence! So does she! And then, she'll stop everybody from having sex,or masturbating, or anything that involves lust! All babies will be born through... no, not artificial insemination, because that involves ¡MASTURBATION! and ¡LUST! Through taking cuttings, maybe. ¡I can hardly wait!

    October 4, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  24. Tina, NC

    Let me guess, she'll share all this valuable intel AFTER she's elected.

    Some of us are still waiting for McCain to tell us where Bin Laden is.

    October 4, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  25. RG-TX

    Can O'Donnell can also see China from her backyard?

    I seriously believe some people have cobwebs in their brain!

    October 4, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
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