WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement calling on President Joe Biden to demand the relocation of the 2022 Olympic Games out of Communist China and offer to host the games in the United States. Senator Scott’s call to action follows his February letter to President Biden detailing the horrific human rights abuses being perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party under the direction of General Secretary Xi and the need to move the 2022 Olympic Games to a nation that respects freedom, democracy and human rights.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Last week, we saw President Biden, so-called social and community leaders and corporations alike cave to lies about Georgia’s new election law. Lies being spread by radical Democrats and the woke left mob. Biden supports moving the MLB game out of Georgia, yet refuses to call on the International Olympic Committee to move the Olympics out of Communist China – which is committing a genocide against the Uyghurs.

“Biden and the Democrats need to be called out for their hypocrisy and face some pretty basic facts: Election security is not racist. Genocide is wrong. General Secretary Xi’s atrocious acts can’t be ignored and Communist China can’t be allowed to whitewash its crimes on an international stage. President Biden has immense power to help facilitate the relocation of the games, which I have urged him to do. If Biden truly stands for human rights, he will immediately begin this process by offering to host the games in the United States and providing the necessary federal resources to get this done. The American spirit is undefeated and there is no limit to what this great nation can accomplish when united under a common cause. It is now time for President Biden to lead America and the world and make clear that the United States will never tolerate the oppression and genocide occurring in Communist China.”

Senator Scott is also renewing his call to Coca-Cola, a sponsor of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to immediately demand the IOC move the games or pull their sponsorship. Given the company’s recent statements about their support for democracy, it’s time that Coca-Cola answer this call and end its support of Communist China.

For over a year, Senator Rick Scott has been calling for the IOC and others to stand up for freedom and urge Communist China to stop violating human rights, or find a new home for the 2022 Olympic Games:

 

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