Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) released a statement today on Twitter slamming the Communist Party of China for “committing a genocide against its people.”
Earlier this month, the former Governor of Florida introduced the China Backed Media Accountability Act, expressing that “for years, the Communist government in China has tried to push its propaganda in America through state-owned media outlets, while refusing to treat American journalists in China fairly.”
In the new statement, the Florida lawmaker reaffirms his stance that China is violating human rights and posing a threat to democracy worldwide.
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) October 23, 2020
“They’re torturing and enslaving more than 1 million Uyghurs simply because of their religion,” he explained, pointing out the genocide that has been taking place in China and that has been condemned by a number of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
“A genocide is happening in Communist China,” he warned, noting that “the International Olympic Committee is allowing China to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.”
“We can’t let this happen,” he admitted.
In sharing the message on his Twitter account, Senator Scott commented that “Communist China has stripped away the human rights of the people of #HongKong & established concentration camps to imprison, torture & enslave #Uyghurs” before making the call that “the IOC should move the 2022 Olympics out of Beijing and join us in standing up for human rights.”