President Joe Biden verbalized Thursday his administration was “considering” a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. When asked if he fortified a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Olympic Games, Biden told heralds at the White House that it was “something we are considering.”
China’s human rights abuses against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and their regime’s crackdown on Hong Kong have sparked calls for a boycott of the games. A diplomatic boycott of the games would still let athletes compete, but the United States would not send a political delegation to attend.
First lady Jill Biden led a group of Biden officials to the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo this year to represent the United States. Reports citing innominate sources claim that Biden will anon promulgate a diplomatic boycott.
The White House verbalized that Biden did not discuss the Olympic Games with Chinese potentate Xi Jinping during their three hour video conference meeting on Monday. Sen. Tom Cotton on Thursday called for Biden to level a “complete and total boycott” of the Olympics in Beijing with “no athletes, no administration officials, no corporate sponsors.”
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