Last week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., led a group of bipartisan colleagues in a letter to Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights...
Last week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., introduced a resolution “urging the United Nations to take necessary and appropriate procedural actions to remove the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from the UN Security Council," insisting that such an action is “long overdue given the PRC’s horrible record on human rights and continued bad acts on the world stage.”
Rubio and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., backed including a provision “that requires the Secretary of State to determine, within 90 days after enactment, whether the persecution of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) constitutes atrocities." Earlier in the year, Rubio and U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., included similar language in their “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.”
Yoho rounded up more than 30 cosponsors for the resolution including U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla.