The 2022 Winter Olympics are set to be held in China.
Pressure is building on America to react.
And Joe Biden was just hit with an ultimatum about the Summer Olympics that left him reeling.
Republican Congressman Michael Waltz is leading the charge in Congress pressuring Joe Biden to announce that America will boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.
Waltz cited the Communist Chinese government’s responsibility for unleashing the Coronavirus and putting over one million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps – among the many other human rights abuses – as evidence China does not deserve to host the next Winter Olympics.
“You look at — you know, the Chinese Communist Party unleashed coronavirus on the world,” Waltz outlined. “Over 2 million dead worldwide — they covered it up. They arrested journalists, arrested doctors who were trying to ring the bell to the world, and now you have ongoing genocide as we speak, Biden Secretary of State Antony Blinken agreed in his testimony for his nomination — forced labor, forced rape, internment camps and concentration camps of over a million Uighurs — not to mention what they have done to Hong Kong and basic religious freedoms with the Buddhists, Tibetans and Christians.”
Waltz stated that Joe Biden talks a good game about standing up for human rights around the world and that Biden could prove it was more than just talk by announcing the United States would boycott the games unless the International Olympic Committee moved the games out of China.
“This is an absolutely brutal dictatorship, and I don’t see how the International Olympic Committee gives them the honor of having the Olympic Games in its capital. I can’t imagine the American flag with our athletes there in Beijing after what they put the world through and after how they are brutalizing their own people. And 180 international human rights organizations are also calling on the IOC to move the games. I want to be clear — we want the games to go on, but we want them out of China, but if that doesn’t happen, I don’t see how we participate,” Waltz added.
Biden has claimed he could build international coalitions to stand up to Communist China.
Waltz’s call provides Biden a prime opportunity to put some meat on the bone for that promise and get the 2022 Olympics moved to a more deserving host by organizing an international boycott.
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