On Friday, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) doubled down on telling U.S. athletes that they should not “speak out” against communist China during the Winter Olympics which comes as she faces backlash for making the same plea on Thursday during a congressional hearing.
“As I say, as I wish the athletes well, I do not encourage them to speak out against the Chinese government there because I fear for their safety if they do,” Pelosi said in-part.
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Pelosi’s remarks come after she said during testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China that athletes were “there to compete.”
“Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless,” Pelosi said. “I know there is a temptation on the part of some to speak out while they are there, I respect that. But, I also worry about what the Chinese government might do to their reputations, to their families.”
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