House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore into the International Olympic Committee Thursday for going ahead with the Beijing Winter Olympics this week despite China’s human rights abuses.
‘Now the IOC, aided by corporate sponsors, once again turns a blind eye with the 2022 Winter Olympics just to bolster their bottom line,’ Pelosi argued at the top of a House hearing entitled ‘The Beijing Olympics and the Faces of Repression.’
She said at both the hearing and at a later press conference that the U.S. loses moral authority if Americans don’t speak out against the Chinese Communist Party’s genocide of Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups.
The speaker argued that Washington had an ‘urgent moral duty to shine a bright light’ on the Chinese government’s abuses during the games.
However at the hearing, the California Democrat warned American athletes against protesting the CCP’s actions while on the ground.
‘Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government…