IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Sen. Rick Scott in The Washington Post: The International Olympic Committee is in Bed with Beijing

January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott wrote a letter to the editor of the Washington Post in response to a recent op-ed highlighting the fact that the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) is refusing to meet with human rights groups and is helping Communist China whitewash its genocide of Uyghurs.


In the letter to the editor, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “…why is it that the human rights director for the IOC is refusing to meet with the Coalition to End Forced Labor in the Uyghur Region, a coalition of human rights groups and trade unions?



“The answer is simple: The IOC would rather stay in the good graces of a genocidal regime than stand up for human rights or protect the athletes who are entrusted to their care during competition.


Every freedom-loving country must do what IOC President Thomas Bach is too cowardly to do: Stand up to Chinese President Xi Jinping and punish him for his genocide in Xinjiang and his gross abuses in Taiwan, Tibet and Hong Kong.”


Read the full letter to the editor in the Washington Post HERE.