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On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to leaders of NBA teams, Fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, and media urging them to use their respective roles to put human rights over profits, and stand with the Uyghurs and Hong Kongers living under the oppression of Communist China and General Secretary Xi Jinping.
For almost a year, Scott has been urging the IOC to reconsider its decision to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Communist China as General Secretary Xi Jinping commits genocide against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and restricts the human rights of Hong Kongers.
IOC President Thomas Bach said “boycotts and discrimination because of political background or nationality are once again a real danger” and bemoaned “the growing misuse of sport for political purposes.”
Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are backing a resolution urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China unless the communist regime changes its human rights policy.
On Thursday, U.S. Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., wrote a letter to the CEP of NBC Universal and the president of NBC Olympics urging them to “put human rights over profits” by requesting that the International Olympic Committee re-bid the 2022 Olympics, which is being hosted in Communist China, or refuse to air the 2022 games.
Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined a letter from other senators urging the International Olympic Committee to implement Olympic Agenda 2020 and the corresponding Host City Contract in time for the...