Colorado GOP Chair Dave Williams Did Trading With Chinese, Data Reveals

In endorsing Dave Williams, the Colorado GOP Chair, for Congressional District 5, former President Donald Trump has accused Williams’ opponent, Jeff Crank, of close ties with China. However, what Trump may not be aware of is Williams’ history of involvement with Chinese businesses.

Even Crank was unaware until CBS News Colorado uncovered trade records from, revealing that Williams’ family business, MKW Global Sourcing, had imported over 1,100 shipments between 2008 and 2020, with the vast majority originating from China.

“I never knew about Dave’s dealings because he keeps these things hidden,” Crank remarks. “It begs the question, what else is he hiding?”

Despite serving as the registered agent and Vice President of Logistics for MKW in the past, Williams’ current campaign materials make no mention of this family business, which, according to, facilitated the importation of 12 million pounds of Chinese plastic products into the U.S.

Yet, Williams presents himself as a leader of the America First movement championed by Trump.

“He’s a hypocrite,” asserts Crank. “His entire career has been built on selling cheap Chinese products, yet he portrays himself as a staunch advocate of America First.”

Williams not only claims allegiance to America First but also accuses Crank, who has worked for the conservative SuperPAC Americans for Prosperity, of being a globalist.

“It’s blatant pandering,” says Crank. “It’s astonishing that he would attack me and accuse me of profiting from the Chinese Communist Party when I have no such ties.”

MKW Global Sourcing was dissolved by Williams’ in-laws in 2022, purportedly due to their desire to retire. However, the tariffs imposed on China by Trump from 2018 onward seemingly impacted the company’s operations.

Before the tariffs, MKW conducted nearly 300 import transactions per month, but by 2020, this had dwindled to just nine, ultimately leading to the company’s closure in 2022.

When approached for an interview, Williams declined and instead had a spokesperson issue a statement accusing Crank of orchestrating the story, which Crank denies.

A spokesperson for Dave Williams released a statement: “Jeff Crank’s actions are pitiful. This is a desperate attempt to conceal his support for globalist candidate Nikki Haley and his history of advocating for open borders as a lobbyist for Americans for Chinese Prosperity, all in an effort to manufacture false allegations against President Trump’s endorsed candidate, Dave Williams.”

Josh Alba
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