Waltz Files Legislation To Pressure Olympics to Move Games From China

Waltz Files Legislation To Pressure Olympics to Move Games From China

Are the Olympics changed forever?

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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February 15, 2021

Florida is making headlines in terms of the Olympics, after Florida Chief Financial Officer Jim Patronis (R-FL), volunteered the state to host the long-overdue 2020, now 2021, summer Olympic games.

The Olympic games this year are scheduled to be hosted by Japan.  However, the 2022 Summer games are just around the corner, and Florida once again interjected in the committee's plans.

This time, US Representative Michael Waltz (R-FL), has proposed a resolution to boycott the Beijing hosted Winter Olympics next year.

Waltz within his resolution claims that the CCP should be, "Disqualified", as a host for the Olympics for their, "heinous acts."

These heinous acts Waltz refers to, are including but not limited to: "Genocide and mass internment of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang providence of China; the undermining of democratic rights and dismantling of 'one country, two systems' framework in Hong Kong; the CCP targeting and control of religions in China; and the failure to report the outbreak of the coronavirus to the WHO and suppression of reports from medical doctors in Wuhan."

Waltz, after authoring the resolution said in an interview with Fox, "It makes me sick to think of the Olympics - in just 11 months - being celebrated in Beijing after all of that."

Waltz hopes the Biden Administration will take his proposal seriously, as President Biden (D) has shifted gears on the Chinese regime from the campaign trail.  As Biden just last year scoffed at, "China eating our lunch", now expresses his serious concerns with the Communist nation as a threat.

Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a Junior at Florida State University studying Political Science and has lived in Florida for 16 years. He has previously been awarded the "Spirit of the American Legion" award and is a lifetime member of the Benjamin Franklin Society of Scholars. Outside of the classroom and writing, he is on the FSU Mock Trial team, and enjoys reading and studying: American history, politics, and comparative religion, while being a full time Patriots fan.

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