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Former Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney introduces current Republican presidential candidate John Kasich at a campaign rally in North Canton, Ohio, March 14, 2016. |

Romney touts diplomatic boycott as ‘right message’ to China

In a tweet Monday, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, praised the diplomatic boycott. Maintaining that “the Administration is right to refuse diplomatic presence at the Beijing Olympics,” Romney hailed the boycott as evidence that “America will not turn a blind eye to China’s predation, persecution, and genocide.” 

Romney also issued a joint statement with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.

“America must not lend its credibility to the Chinese Communist Party, which represses ethnic and religious minorities–committing genocide against its Uyghur citizens, oppressing the people of Hong Kong, and subjugating the people of Tibet,” the statement reads. “Never again must the Olympics be awarded to a nation which so blatantly violates the human rights of its own citizens.”

When sharing a link to his joint statement with Kaine on Twitter, Romney stated that “a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Games sends the right message to the CCP without punishing U.S. athletes.”

Speaking to MSNBC, Romney asserted that he doesn’t “feel that the burden of our international policies should fall on the shoulders of these young people.” He expressed excitement for the moment when the U.S. National Anthem will “be played in China loud and clear for the Chinese Communist Party to hear.” 

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at: ryan.foley@christianpost.com

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