China owns the Democrat Party and its leaders.
Nancy Pelosi is amongst a growing number of politicians enriching themselves from Chinese investments and therefore is beholden to the regime responsible for an ongoing genocide.
For whatever reason, Team USA athletes are participating in the Beijing Olympics despite the last two years of pandemic chaos and the continuing genocide of China’s Muslim ethnic group, the Uyghurs.
[source: The Washington Examiner]
Nancy Pelosi attempted to save face and issue a warning to Olympic athletes despite her strong ties to China. The failing House Speaker bowed in fear, just as the Chinese expect.
Nancy Pelosi urged U.S. Olympic athletes not to speak out against the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses while in Beijing, saying the athletes shouldn’t risk “incurring the anger” of the “ruthless” CCP.
The House speaker made the comments during a Thursday testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, in which she condemned the Chinese government, criticized the International Olympic Committee for making China the host country, and touted the Biden administration’s diplomatic boycott of the Winter Games.
Pelosi forced her support for U.S. participating in the Beijing games but indicated that she believes U.S. athletes should keep quiet in China to avoid the Chinese government’s wrath.
Why are they over there in the first place @SpeakerPelosi?
You know the risks.
You’re owned by China…..pic.twitter.com/sOT8P5IOwP
— ZZZ (@AskMeLaterOn) February 4, 2022
Some international athletes are reportedly planning on boycotting Friday’s opening ceremony.
The FBI on Monday urged all U.S. athletes competing in the Olympic Games in Beijing to leave their phones behind, warning of cybersecurity threats from technology linked to CCP repression.
The bureau warned of “potential threats associated with mobile applications developed by untrusted vendors” and said those going to Olympics this month and the Paralympics in March should leave their personal devices home and consider burner phones instead.
The 2022 Games have been dubbed the “Genocide Olympics” by critics who believe the competition should not be held in a country responsible for a host of human rights abuses. The United States concluded that the CCP is conducting a genocide against Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang in Western China.
The Chinese companies that attendees at the Olympics will likely need to rely upon for basic telecommunications, translation, and internet services are linked to China’s military, Uyghur repression, or China’s broader surveillance apparatus. And the daily health app that Olympians must use has been accused of significant security flaws.
Despite her urging U.S. athletes to keep quiet while in China, Pelosi said the U.S. government should continue calling out China during the Olympics.
She also accused the IOC of “selling out on human rights” by selecting China.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls out the IOC for “turning a blind eye” to China’s human rights abuses “just to bolster their bottom lines.”
“If we do not speak out … we lose all moral authority to speak out against human rights violations anywhere.” pic.twitter.com/YYh4s4rEaZ
— The Recount (@therecount) February 3, 2022
While it appears that Pelosi may be admonishing athletes about the dangers of the Chinese regime, make no mistake: She will do as China says. That’s what she’s being paid for.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney