Top Republicans Call for US Boycott of China Winter Olympics, Nikki Haley

Some top Republican figures, including Indian-American politician Nikki Haley, have requested that the US boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and that the International Olympic Committee pick a new venue for the event, accusing China of "horrific" human rights violations.

From February 4 to 20, 2022, Beijing is expected to host the Winter Olympics.


However, the White House said that no decision has yet been made on the leaders' demands.


It's no secret that China wants to use the Winter Olympics as part of its "huge communist propaganda machine," said Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on Friday as she launched a campaign calling for a boycott of the games by President Joe Biden, a Democrat.





The Republican leader said, "We should not sit back and watch China use the Olympics to cover up its egregious violations of human rights."

In a letter to President Biden, Senator Rick Scott demanded a meeting to address China's "horrific human rights abuses" and called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to select a new venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics.


It was said by Haley that "We need to stand up against China, and now we need to do it. That is why I ask you to join me and sign our petition calling on President Biden to boycott China's 2022 Winter Olympics "...


The "Chinese Communist Party will say it as more evidence of China's strong global status and world leadership," she said if America participates in the Olympic Games in Beijing.


Senator Scott emphasized in his letter that the international community should never give China an international forum to "whitewash its abuses, which is exactly what would happen if they are allowed to host the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing."


He said, "I continue to encourage the International Olympic Committee to move the games out of Communist China to a country that respects fundamental human rights."


Scott said, "I ask for your urgent attention and the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the horrible human rights abuses happening in Communist China and the initiative to select a new venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics."


He said, "I continue to encourage the International Olympic Committee to move the games out of Communist China to a country that respects fundamental human rights."


Scott said, "I ask for your urgent attention and the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the horrible human rights abuses happening in Communist China and the initiative to select a new venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics."


In protest of China's systematic human rights violations, several human rights groups have called for a boycott of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.

The coalition of organizations, which includes regional organizations that support Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Uighur group in Xinjiang, said expectations that awarding Beijing the Games in 2015 would be a catalyst for change had faded.


Meanwhile, Haley said in an op-ed for Fox News that, given China's "threats abroad and tyranny at home," the US should boycott the games.


"It would send an unmistakable message that China's tyranny and intimidation are unwelcome if the United States boycotts the Winter Olympics. It will reveal that acts have repercussions. President Biden must decide whether or not to engage in the boycott. It shouldn't be too difficult "And she said.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters when asked about the growing demand from Republican lawmakers and leaders that "there has not been a final decision on that."

"Of course, we'd seek help from the United States Olympic Committee," she said.


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Source: Nikki Haley, Top Republicans Call For US Boycott Of China Winter Olympics


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