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Pelosi Tells U.S. Athletes To Not ‘Speak Out’ Against China’s Human Rights Abuses



During testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) told U.S. athletes to not “speak out” against China’s human rights abuses during the Winter Olympics because it could upset the communist country.

“I would say to our athletes — you are there to compete,” Pelosi said. “Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless. I know there is a temptation on the part of some to speak out while they are there, I respect that. But, I also worry about what the Chinese government might do to their reputations, to their families.”

As Bloomberg News reported, “The commission’s hearing on the eve of opening ceremonies for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing was organized as a platform for Pelosi and several activists to highlight China’s human rights record, including reports of forced labor and acts of genocide against the Uyghur ethnic community in the Xinjiang region as well as suppression of democratic protests in Hong Kong and religious repression of Tibet’s Buddhists.”

Pelosi’s comments sparked outrage from other members of Congress.

“Speaker Pelosi doesn’t want to upset the Chinese Communist Party,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded. “So she’s warning US Olympians to stay silent about China’s atrocities. No surprise this comes right as Democrats are trying to jam through the 3,000-page ‘America Concedes Act’ that helps China but hurts America.”

“The U.S. should be BACKING UP athletes using their freedom of self-expression to expose the Beijing communists for the murderers they are, NOT telling them to hide. Americans down cower to communists. We defeat them.” Rep. Carlos A. Gimenez (R-FL) said.

“Americans fight for freedom and defend the voiceless – if our athletes can’t display those American values while representing @TeamUSA in the Olympics, why are we there at all?” Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) said.

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  1. Huey Guillory

    February 4, 2022 at 9:25 am

    My question is”Why did you send Americans into hostile territory to began with”?

  2. Jefrfrey Stockwell

    February 4, 2022 at 10:50 am

    We want to fight the Chinese on one hand and on the other we want to befriend them. The CCP is the most powerful authoritarian government on the planet surpassing Russia and Saudi Arbia. They also are the current leaders of one of the oldest civilization on the planet. China is a fascinating country with mostly friendly people. Many Chinese people wish their country were a democracy especially in Hong Kong and Taiwan. We hate the CCPs repression but we like China. In situations like this everyone has to be careful but still do what you think is right!

  3. Carrie SCHMIT

    February 4, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    I AGREE 100%.

  4. GrammyLinda

    February 4, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    It is OUTRAGEOUS that our American athletes have agreed to participate in the Olympics in China in the first place! Now they are ttold to be silent about the atrocities occurring to defenseless human beings by the Communist Chinese. The outrage hasn’t started yet! Most Americans can’t & won’t hold their tongues! Are they going to be put in jail, tortured & taught a lesson?! Shame on Nancy Pelosi & the Worthless Biden Administration!


    February 4, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    How outrageous is that the speaker wants to silence Americans symbolic of things to come and are in the United States thanks to the elections courtesy of CCP whenever I think of the Olympics 1936 the entire world was complicit in the extermination of 6 million Jews history seems to be repeating itself in China who’s next

  6. Brad

    February 5, 2022 at 12:01 am

    When Cowardly people stay silent evil and death is the consequence ..for evil.genocide to succed all one has to do is be silent. What a represetation of America the democrats are.. Vile

  7. Clinton Walz

    February 7, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    BS; and it must be called out at every opportunity. Don’t listen to that traitor Pelosi, she sold us out to China decades ago and it can be proven; it’s disgusting. Unless our women push back against this stupid atrocity; they will once again be abused. If you don’t stand up for yourselves and others who are weak; what’s the %#^#$% use of life? Pelosi is a disgrace to this country.

  8. Anita june Mann

    February 8, 2022 at 10:38 am

    She should go live in China. We don’t need her here with her corrupt teachings and lieing about everything and stealing our money send her far away.

  9. James Hefner

    February 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Pelosi is a cancer that cannot be cured.
    She must be expelled from Congress

  10. Deborah Case

    February 11, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    They are there to compete, so you not understand what they are doing there? COMPETE. They should Not be there in the 1st place. The Olympics shouldn’t have been open to countries such AS chin-nah.
    The government isn’t going to help you if you get arrested.

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