Nancy Pelosi Warns Athletes Not To Speak Out Against Chinese Communist Party At Olympics (VIDEO)

The Olympics are beginning in China this weekend and millions of Americans will not be watching in protest of China’s human rights abuses.

American athletes who are participating in the games got a warning from Nancy Pelosi to not speak out against the Chinese Communist Party.

What kind of message does that send?

Reuters reports:

Pelosi says U.S. athletes should not anger ‘ruthless’ Chinese government at Olympics

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the United States has a moral duty to condemn China’s rights abuses but she urged U.S. athletes not to risk angering the “ruthless” Chinese government, a day before the opening of the Beijing Olympics.

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Pelosi, speaking at a Congressional-Executive Commission on China hearing, said the International Olympic Committee “turns a blind eye” to Beijing’s rights violations…

Pelosi said Washington had an “urgent moral duty to shine a bright light” on Beijing’s abuses during the Games…

But she said athletes should focus on competing in Beijing and resist the temptation to speak out. “Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless.”

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Here’s the video:

Things sure have changed, haven’t they?

You know what you can do about this? Don’t watch the Olympics.


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