Senator Marsha Blackburn Urges Complete Boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

 

Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Monday urged the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) to boycott the upcoming 2022 Beijing Olympics.

In the letter to USOPC chair Susanne Lyons, the two lawmakers cited numerous human rights abuses as motivation for U.S. athletes to avoid the games.

“With the Olympics being three months away, it is imperative that the USOPC take action and boycott the Beijing Olympics. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is a country plagued with violent suppression of free speech, state-sponsored oppression, and other human rights abuses,” the two wrote in the letter.

Furthermore, the two eluded to the disappearance of tennis star Peng Shuai, after she made allegations of sexual assault against former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli. He was a member of China’s Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.

Because of the disappearance, Blackburn and Cotton argued that the safety and security of Team USA athletes cannot be guaranteed at the event.

“As Communist Chinese Party (CCP) authorities enjoy unchecked power and zero accountability, American athletes could face severe endangerment.1 Moreover, China’s controversial national security law creates harsher sentences against Hong Kong residents who support secession or coordinate with foreign powers,” the duo added.

Recently, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide released a 60-page report, detailing the mass incarceration of between 1 million and 3 million Uyghur people.

The group detailed that “the Chinese government may be committing genocide against the Uyghurs.”

Blackburn and Cotton cited this violation as further reason to boycott the event.

“The CCP has a vile history of violating human rights and religious freedom. These concerns are especially pronounced given the use of new and emerging technologies to suppress groups including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Inner Mongolians, and Hongkongers.”

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Photo “Marsha Blackburn” by US Senate Photography. Background Photo “Beijing Olympics 2022” by Beijing 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Thoughts to “Senator Marsha Blackburn Urges Complete Boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics”

  1. David

    Our elected officials should stick to America First and not distract attention from America’s problems by focusing on other nations internal problems. I thought Cotton might make a good President but now I question his judgment. I had hoped Sen. Blackburn was getting smarter.
    Worry about things that directly impact America – there are plenty of problems to fix in America.

  2. John

    Not only boycott the Olympics, but also boycott Marsha Empty Suit Blackburn in 2024

    Still wondering what happened to repeal and replace, Marsha!

    1. Mark Knofler

      Senator No Bill is only good at running her pie hole. She not only showed her cowardliness Jan 6, but she has done absolutely nothing in her time as a Senator. #VotetheBumsOut!

  3. Kevin

    UH-OH, no fortune cookie for Marsha! Calling out the sacred CCP will get you shadow banned at the very least.

    The Chinese Communist Party, under Chairman Xi Jinping, has a stated goal of supplanting the USA as the world’s top dog. And when they achieve their goal, all of the supposed racism in the US is going to look like “child’s play”, in more ways than one!

  4. CCW

    Wow! Trump needs a good VP ? ? ? ? You are looking at her.

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