WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on the 70th Anniversary of the Republic of China, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement condemning China for denying freedom to Hong Kong. Senator Scott returned from a trip to Hong Kong this week, where he met with pro-democracy leaders, business leaders and religious leaders – all fighting for their freedom and human dignity, and standing strong against Beijing’s aggression. Senator Scott was the first U.S. Senator to visit Hong Kong since the protests started.

Senator Rick Scott said, “On my trip to Hong Kong, I met with protestors who are fighting every day for their basic human rights. I heard terrible stories of police brutality, imprisonment and intimidation. President Xi is a human rights violator and a Communist dictator set on world domination. But 70 years of China’s Communist oppression is too long. I’m glad the United States is finally standing up to China as they threaten the security of America and all freedom-loving nations across the globe. We stand with the brave men and women fighting in Hong Kong, and will always fight for freedom and democracy.”

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