Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) slammed the left in America for denouncing the United States while turning a blind eye to China’s myriad human rights violations.
“The Chinese Communist Party is an evil regime. … They are running concentration camps in Northwestern China, and they are persecuting Christians throughout their region, and they have long forced abortions on women or sterilization on women,” Cotton said in an interview Monday with Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow.
“Yet many of the woke champions on the left in America, like so many NBA players led by Lebron James, turn a blind eye to their crimes, at the same time we denounce our own police officers, which I think is a disgraceful and shameful contrast,” he said.
The NBA has been particularly careful about not wanting to offend the Chinese Communist Party, since China is a profitable market for the NBA. After Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted #StandwithHongKong, he was forced to apologize.
Cotton listed off a number of ways China’s behavior has affected the world, not just its own people.
China has unleashed a pandemic on the world, and taken U.S. jobs and U.S. factories for decades while “too many politicians in Washington stood by, ” he said,
“They have broken their fundamental obligations to Hong Kong. When they received Hong Kong from Great Britain, they promised to preserve its unique character for 50 years. … Years later, that’s gone.”
“They in essence invaded India, the world’s biggest democracy, killing 20 Indian soldiers in a brutal attack. They’re conducting threatening air and naval maneuvers in the vicinity of Taiwan and Japan,” he said.
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