On the Fox News Channel’s “America Newsroom” Monday broadcast, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was acting as the “frontman” of the Party. Chinese Communist in the case of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. and argued that the United States should totally boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics because we cannot guarantee the safety of American competitors from “ubiquitous electronic surveillance to DNA collection or just the taking of DNA. ‘hostages’.
Coton said, [relevant remarks begin around 2:30] “The IOC is nothing more than a leader of the Chinese Communist Party. Last week I called for a complete and utter boycott of these games, in part because the Biden administration cannot keep our athletes, their coaches and staff safe, from the ubiquitous electronic surveillance to collecting DNA or simply taking hostages. If the Chinese Communist Party takes its own athletes and makes them disappear, then presents them in hostage videos like this, what will they do to our athletes? It is a regime that is committing genocide against its own people. We shouldn’t do anything to celebrate or honor China with these [Olympic] Games. We can revive them. The [are] probably half a dozen European countries that could accommodate them in February if we move now. “
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