On Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., introduced a resolution calling on the U.S. Olympic Committee “to withdraw from the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing unless the International Olympic Committee (IOC) finds an alternative site” due to concerns over human rights.
Pointing to the Chinese regime’s efforts to crack down on democracy in Hong Kong and against the Uighurs and other Muslim populations in the Xinjiang province, Waltz weighed in on the resolution.
“The Chinese Communist Party has carried out a number of heinous acts in the last year alone that should disqualify them from hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.,” said Waltz. “The world cannot legitimize the CCP’s acts of genocide in Xinjiang, destruction of the democratic rights of Hong Kong, and dangerous suppression of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan that cost lives by sending delegations to Beijing.”
The resolution was sent to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs and the Oversight and Reform Committees. So far, Waltz has not reeled in any co-sponsors for his resolution.
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