Pelosi just warned US athletes not to “speak out” in China about human rights abuses for their own safety
So we sent our athletes into danger? Why?
Nancy Pelosi just gave an ominous warning to US athletes headed to Beijing to compete in the Olympics, telling them not to speak out about human rights abuses in China for their own safety:
Here’s what Pelosi told the Congressional Executive Commission:
“I would say to our athletes, you’re there to compete. Do not risk incurring the 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. I respect that, but I also worry about what the Chinese government might do to their reputations, to them families.”
I’m not going to bash Pelosi for wanting our Olympians to remain safe. But an ominous warning like this begs a huge question: What the hell are we doing sending our athletes to a country that might harm them for speaking out on human rights abuses???