Cruz: I hope American athletes ‘go there and kick their communist butt’ at the Beijing Olympics

Its. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzRisch dismayed by Republican senators’ blocking of Biden’s diplomatic selections Sunday preview: Boosters open to all American adults; House Democrats Pass Spending Plan On Senate Campaign Opposing US Consulate In Jerusalem Powered By Fake Account Network – Reports MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday that it expected American athletes to “go there and kick their communist butt” at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

“I also believe that it is important that we do two things at the Olympic Games in China: Number one, that we show the courage that the Women’s Tennis Association is showing to denounce murder, genocide, torture, lies and complicity in COVID . -19 from the Chinese communist government, to tell the truth, “Cruz said during” Face the Nation “on CBS.

“And then number two, I really hope that our young men and women, who go there and kick their communist butt, we need to win at the Olympics,” Cruz said.

Cruz explained that while he believed it would be a “mistake” to fully boycott the Beijing Olympics in February, he agreed with the idea of ​​carrying out a diplomatic boycott.

“I think it is a mistake to completely boycott the Olympics. You know, Jimmy carterJimmy CarterBiden says he is ‘considering’ a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics Defund Biden: the only way to put America on a budget The global energy crisis shows that after COP26, the new US policy is due PLUS I tried that in the 1970s. All it did was punish a generation of athletes, ”Cruz said. “We have young, American men and women who spent their entire lives practicing for this moment. I don’t want to punish those young athletes. What we should do: I agree with the notion of a so-called diplomatic boycott. “

Cruz’s comments come as President BidenJoe BidenRisch, dismayed by Republican senators’ blocking of Biden’s diplomatic elections, on Sunday shows a trailer: Boosters open to all American adults; House Democrats pass spending plan to Senate White House calls for investigation into sexual assault allegations of missing Chinese tennis star MORE confirmed last week that it was “considering” a diplomatic boycott of China as the administration comes under pressure to address its human rights abuses.

China is also under intense scrutiny over the whereabouts of tennis star Peng Shuai, who is missing after she accused a former Chinese official of trying to force her to have sex after a match in 2018 despite her repeated denials.

An employee of Chinese state television tweeted photos and videos purporting to show the tennis star this weekend, including videos showing her at a restaurant with friends.

“I am glad to see the videos published by the Chinese state media that appear to show Peng Shuai in a restaurant in Beijing. While it is positive to see her, it is not clear if she is free and capable of making decisions and acting on her own, without coercion or outside interference, ”said the President and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association, Steve Simon. said in a sentence.

“This video alone is insufficient. As I have said from the beginning, I remain concerned for Peng Shuai’s health and safety and that the sexual assault charge is being censored and hidden under the rug. I have been clear about what needs to happen and our relationship with China is at a crossroads, “he said.

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