Nancy Pelosi just created an uproar.
Americans could not believe it.
But jaws dropped when Nancy Pelosi made this borderline treasonous comment about Communist China.
The Winter Olympic Games recently kicked off in Beijing, China.
Of course, given China’s grave human rights abuses along with potentially unleashing COVID on the world has many wondering why China is even allowed to host the Olympics in the first place.
During a Congressional Executive Commission on China hearing on the eve of the Olympics, Pelosi directed American athletes not to speak out against Communist China ending democracy in Hong Kong or against them forcing one million Uyghur Muslims into concentration camps.
Pelosi said it was important that the athletes not anger the Communist Chinese government.
“I would say to our athletes — you are there to compete,” Pelosi stated. “Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless. 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.”
Nancy Pelosi tells U.S. Olympic athletes not to "speak out" against the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing lest they risk "incurring the anger" of the Chinese government. pic.twitter.com/kzwSYdMJyM
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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy ripped Nancy Pelosi for appeasing the Communist Chinese.
“Speaker Pelosi doesn’t want to upset the Chinese Communist Party,” House Minority Leader McCarthy declared. “So she’s warning US Olympians to stay silent about China’s atrocities. No surprise this comes right as Democrats are trying to jam through the 3,000-page ‘America Concedes Act’ that helps China but hurts America.”
In the past, Nancy Pelosi supported athletes who spoke out about politics.
She supported National Anthem kneelers like Colin Kaepernick who refused to stand during the National Anthem.
The Left cheered when NFL players disrespected the flag, calling them brave truth tellers.
However, now that athletes have a chance to use the global focus of the Winter Olympics to bring attention to China’s oppression and evil, Pelosi is telling them to sit down, shut up, and perform as athletes.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.