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Katko on Diplomatic Boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

December 7, 2021

Katko on Diplomatic Boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON, DC— Rep. John Katko (R-NY), lead Republican of the House Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s announcement of a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

“Over 10 months ago, I was one of the first to call for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, because of the Chinese Communist Party’s offensive human rights violations, acts of genocide, and the distinct threats the CCP poses to our homeland security. Although today’s announcement by the White House sends a message, it falls far short of the leadership that is needed to hold China accountable. The Biden administration must be willing to take bold, decisive actions to stand up to Chinese human rights abuses, cyber aggression, and aggressive military provocations. I again urge President Biden to hold the Chinese government accountable for their actions and endorse a full U.S. boycott of Beijing 2022. Handing China the Olympic Games is a soft-power play that would only legitimize its authoritarian regime on the world stage.”

Read Ranking Member Katko’s op-ed in Fox News on how China is stealing our own technology and using it against us.