House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) is urging U.S. athletes traveling to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics not to “speak out” against the Chinse Community Party.
Her comments Thursday come as many have dubbed it the “Genocide Games” for China’s human rights atrocities against its citizens, especially the treatment of Uyghurs.
“You’re there to compete,” Pelosi said. “Do not risk incurring anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless. I know there is a temptation on the part of some to speak out while they are there…”
She doubled down on her warning Friday, adding that she fears for their “safety if they do.”