Biden urged to boycott Beijing Winter Olympics

Biden urged to boycott Beijing Winter Olympics

Biden urged to boycott Beijing Winter Olympics

The Biden administration has so far been silent about China hosting the Olympics, but one American legislator is calling the president out for his weak stance against the country's human rights violations.

The outcry against holding the upcoming Olympics Games in the communist country began in earnest when it was discovered that the government there has imprisoned more than a million Uyghur Muslims. Some have been tortured, female prisoners have been raped, many have been killed, and others have been compelled to violate their faith.

Cotton, Tom (R-AR) Cotton

In a related press conference, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton (R) recently pointed out that America would be sending about 300 world-class athletes to what he refers to as the "genocide Olympics."

"They have been failed by this administration, who months ago could have worked with our allies to develop a plan to conduct these games in another country," Cotton said regarding those athletes. "They've been failed by the leaders of the International Olympic Movement, who should have never awarded these games to a communist tyranny. So I call on the Biden administration to boycott the Chinese Winter Olympics."

Also at the forefront of the boycott effort is Women's Rights Without Frontiers, an organization that has been instrumental in reporting the plight of the Uyghur Muslims as well as the forced abortion and sterilization of women who become pregnant in violation of the nation's two-child policy.

Also of concern is Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who has not been seen since she accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into sex. In a statement recently released by the Chinese state media, Peng appears to retract her accusation of sexual assault and allegedly says, "I've just been resting at home and everything is fine." She also asks the Women's Tennis Association to not publish any further news about her without verification from her. However, the Women's Tennis Association is unconvinced that Peng Shuai penned the statement.

The Games are set to open in less than three months.