U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today released the following joint statement after the Administration announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games.
“We applaud the President’s decision to withhold any diplomatic presence from the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. America must not lend its credibility to the Chinese Communist Party, which represses ethnic and religious minorities—committing genocide against its Uyghur citizens, oppressing the people of Hong Kong, and subjugating the people of Tibet. Never again must the Olympics be awarded to a nation which so blatantly violates the human rights of its own citizens.”