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Many Republican critics back Biden’s diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics

“I don’t agree with what some people are asking, which is a boycott of our athletes, which prevents our athletes from going to the Olympics,” he told Hugh’s radio show on Tuesday. Hewitt. “I think that would be a mistake. I understand the feeling behind it, but it’s the same feeling that drove Jimmy Carter to do this in 1980, and I think it didn’t work back then. I don’t think it’s fair to punish our athletes. I think there are young men and women who have spent years, decades practicing and preparing for the Olympics. And I don’t think it’s fair to victimize them.


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