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?
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.
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.”
Here’s the video:
Nancy Pelosi tells U.S. Olympic athletes not to "speak out" against the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing lest they risk "incurring the anger" of the Chinese government. pic.twitter.com/kzwSYdMJyM
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 3, 2022
Things sure have changed, haven’t they?
“Don’t protest at the Olympics, because the Chinese may hurt you,” Pelosi says. There was a time when regimes wouldn’t have even considered laying a finger on an American citizen in their country, because they knew our retaliation would be so destructive. That time is no more
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) February 4, 2022
China committed an act of biowarfare upon the world. They are imprisoning and torturing an ethnic minority. China is being rewarded with the Olympics and its economic benefits, which will enrich the CCP. And all Nancy Pelosi can do is tell our athletes not to piss them off.
— Eric Matheny 🎙 (@EricMMatheny) February 4, 2022
— Kevin Hern (@repkevinhern) February 3, 2022
You know what you can do about this? Don’t watch the Olympics.