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Scott’s resolution, which he brought out last month, would urge the IOC to move the 2022 games to another country. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is cosponsoring the resolution. So are Republican U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Mike Braun and Todd Young of Indiana, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma.
To address these concerns, Rubio and Grassley request a review of HHS actions related to BGI throughout the coronavirus pandemic, a status update on the existing investigation, and recommendations to improve HHS national security practices.
For more than a year, Scott has been calling on the Committee to urge China to stop violating human rights or find a new home for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
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.”
There are reports that the Chinese regime has constructed more than 380 camps to hold members of the Turkic Uyghur population in Xinjiang.
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.
Last week, Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s, R-Mo., letter to Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres urging him to raise the issue of China’s violations of human rights and its destruction of its documentary record in both his discussions with member states and at the U.N. Human Rights Council and the U.N. Security Council.
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