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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told U.S. athletes on Thursday that were attending the Winter Olympics in China to ‘compete’ and not to ‘risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless.’

As The New York Post reports:


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged US athletes competing in the Beijing Winter Olympics to keep mum on China’s human rights abuses because the country’s government is “ruthless.”

Pelosi issued the warning during testimony at a Congressional-Executive Commission on China. She acknowledged the US has a moral obligation to condemn the rights violations – but insisted the Olympic games were not the proper venue for athletes to voice their concerns.

“If we do not speak out against human rights violations in China, because of commercial interests, we lose all moral authority to speak out against human rights violations anywhere,” Pelosi said.

But addressing athletes, she added: “Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless.”

Human Rights groups have repeatedly criticized the Chinese Communist regime for its’ consistent record of violating human rights, in particular the rights of the Uyghur people, which many have compared to genocide.




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PeggyAnn simonet
PeggyAnn simonet
7 months ago

Probably the smartest thing she had said in years

chelsa
chelsa
7 months ago

protecting her family’s china money

stevo
stevo
7 months ago
Reply to  chelsa

but it’s ok for american athletes to speak up against our own country!she’s a joke

A. Sharpton Jr.
A. Sharpton Jr.
7 months ago
Reply to  stevo

she is pure evil !!!!!

A. Sharpton Jr.
A. Sharpton Jr.
7 months ago
Reply to  chelsa

exactly right!!!!

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Olivia Nicholls
7 months ago
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JimN
JimN
7 months ago

That could very possibly be the case, this one time. However, where does this drunken old skank get off giving “instructions” to anybody?

Wyatt
Wyatt
7 months ago

Probably the ONLY smart thing she has ever said .

Jawad
Jawad
7 months ago

IF the Chinese are so all-fired ruthless (They are!) and an American Government is unwilling to protect our athletes, then our athletes have no business in China. We want no Olympian Otto Warmbiers!!!

Jim Morrell
Jim Morrell
7 months ago

Unfortunately, Pelosi is right! They are guests in a foreign country. If they feel they need to speak up, then don’t attend the Olympics!

Dan
Dan
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim Morrell

Shouldn’t be there anyway.

Charles Martin
Charles Martin
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim Morrell

We should have never gone to the Olympics and then nobody would be faced with how they were suppose to talk or act. However, Pelosi should bury her head in the sand and shut her mouth. She is so against the American people and should hang her head in SHAME!!

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
7 months ago
Reply to  Charles Martin

Old nasty p—-y would like to silence us

Brenda Johnson
Brenda Johnson
7 months ago

ALL LIVES MATTER! I DON’T CARE THE COLOR, RACE, RELIGION OR ORIGEN!!!

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
7 months ago
Reply to  Brenda Johnson

Tell that to the Chinese.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
7 months ago
Reply to  Brenda Johnson

Including unborn babies