Lawmakers Want Beijing 2022 Olympics Postponed, Chinese Team Banned

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., the top-ranking Republicans on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, sent a letter Thursday to the International Olympic Committee, calling for the organization to postpone the 2022 Olympic games in Beijing, China, and to ban the team from that country from participating due to reports of genocide by the Chinese government.

”Taking a stand against genocide is a moral decision, not a political one, and no exemption exists for the IOC when it comes to responsibility for moral decisions,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter. ”Moral neutrality is a contradiction in terms. What is being asked of you is to refuse to dignify the PRC authorities with the honor of hosting the Olympics Games in their capital when those same authorities are actively carrying out a genocide.” 

The United States has accused China of committing genocide against the Uyghurs in the western region of the Xinjiang province.

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