WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after nine pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong were sentenced to prison after they attempted to honor the lives of Chinese citizens killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre.
Senator Rick Scott said, “As the world’s dictators continue their assaults on democracy, free speech and human rights, Joe Biden is silent. Once a thriving democracy, Hong Kong is now fully under the oppressive rule of General Secretary Xi Jinping and the Communist Chinese government. These unwarranted and unjustifiable arrests are just the latest proof of Hong Kong’s sad transformation. As the leader of the free world, Joe Biden should be the loudest voice condemning Communist China’s transgressions, but he is again missing in action. Instead of continuing his failed appeasement, it’s time for Biden to clearly and unapologetically stand for the rights of Hong Kongers and the protection of freedom and democracy around the world.”