Florida Senator Rick Scott (R), a longtime critic of the Communist Party of China, is once again making the case as to why the Olympics Committee should move the 2022 Olympics Games outside of China. Leading the charge on a resolution to make sure that the 2022 Olympic games do not take place in China, the former Governor of Florida asserted that “the Olympic Games should NEVER be hosted by a nation that is committing genocide and violating human rights.” The terrors committed pertain to the acts against Uyghur Muslims that are currently being contained in camps.
The Olympic Games should NEVER be hosted by a nation that is committing genocide and violating human rights. I'm reintroducing my resolution calling on the IOC to stand up for freedom and move the 2022 Olympics out of Communist China. More here: https://t.co/hu4KWYoOOo
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) February 2, 2021
Joined alongside his colleague Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) and a number of other lawmakers, Scott admitted that “communist China is committing genocide against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, restricting the human rights of Hong Kongers, and threatening Taiwan.” Ultimately, China should not be allowed to host the upcoming event “while simultaneously running concentration camps, violating human rights and systematically oppressing the people of Hong Kong.”
Instead, “the Olympic Games are an incredible opportunity to allow the world’s best athletes to represent their countries and unite our nations, and under no circumstance should be hosted by one of the world’s worst human rights abuses.”
So far, a country to replace China has not been proposed, but Senator Scott is making it clear that the Olympic Commission should ensure that they need to “stand up for freedom and urge Communist China to do the right thing or find a new home for the 2022 Olympic Games.
Dating back to 2019, Senator Scott has made calls for the Olympic Committee to cancel its plan of hosting the Olympics in China because of human rights violations. On October 17, 2019, he directed a letter to Thomas Bach, the President of the Committee, arguing that the President should reconsider his decision.