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For more than a year, Scott has been calling on the IOC to stand up for freedom and urge Communist China to stop violating human rights, or find a new home for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-chairs the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), led the letter which was also signed by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Ted Cruz, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and other congressional members from both sides of the aisle.
The senators are requesting answers to when and how the NBA took steps to terminate its relationship with the training camp in Xinjiang, why the abuse of young players went unnoticed, and what steps the NBA has taken to prevent similar problems from recurring.
The senators wrote that TikTok could enable the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to engage in influence operations against the United States, including operations designed to interfere with our elections.
Last month, Sherman introduced the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” with Yoho as the main cosponsor. Yoho’s office insisted the bill “will take a number of important steps in response to a new national security law for Hong Kong put forward by Beijing last week that would revoke many of the island territory’s political freedoms, criminalize foreign interference, and ban sedition and subversion.”
Other signers of the letter included U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Oreg., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Chris Murphy, D-Ct., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Richard Blumenthal, D-Ct., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Ed Markey, D-Mass., Thom Tillis, R-NC, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Pat Toomey, R-Penn. and Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg.
Yoho’s office insisted the bill “will take a number of important steps in response to a new national security law for Hong Kong put forward by Beijing last week that would revoke many of the island territory’s political freedoms, criminalize ;foreign interference,’ and ban sedition and subversion.”