(Video Credit: Ted Cruz | Face the Nation)
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday stating that he does not support a full boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and instead thinks that our young athletes who have trained for years need to “kick their commie a**es.”
“I’ve been leaning in hard saying we ought to move the Olympics out of China, that’s what we should have done,” Cruz told host Margaret Brennan. “The IOC refused to do that. I think it’s a mistake to have a full boycott of the Olympics.”
“You know, Jimmy Carter tried that in the 1970s. All it did was punish a generation of athletes. We’ve got young men and young women, Americans, who spent their whole lives practicing for this moment. I don’t want to punish those young athletes. What we ought to do — I do agree with the notion of a so-called diplomatic boycott — which means we don’t send high-ranking cabinet officials over there,” he asserted.
“But I also think it’s important we do two things at the Olympics in China,” Cruz added. “Number one, that we actually show the courage the Women’s Tennis Association is showing to call out the murder, the genocide, the torture, the lies, the complicity in COVID-19 of the Chinese communist government, to speak the truth. And then number two, I really hope our young men and women that they go over there and kick their commie a**es. We need to win in the Olympics.”
Brennan asked Cruz later in the segment whether he believed corporations like Coca-Cola and Google should continue with their sponsorship of the Games. The Texas senator said he would “love to see corporations show a tiny bit of courage” and said it “makes sense” for them to pull their ads.
“When China engages in horrific slave labor, companies like Nike turned a blind eye. When you look at the NBA – I’m a diehard hoops fan – the NBA’s reaction to China is terrible,” he proclaimed. “They’re terrified of upsetting the Chinese communist dictators. They value the money so much that in fact, you know, you and I both remember when Daryl Morey, who was the general manager of the [Houston] Rockets, sent one little innocuous tweet about Hong Kong, and the NBA bent over backward groveling to the Chinese communists.”
When China engages in horrific slave labor, companies like Nike turn a blind eye.
The NBA is terrified of upsetting the Chinese Communist Party because they value the money! pic.twitter.com/qpzxFBfuxp
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 21, 2021
Cruz would go on to tweet, “At the Winter Olympics in Beijing, we must: 1. Have the courage to call out the murder, the genocide, the torture, and the lies and the complicity in COVID-19 of the Chinese Communist government. 2. Kick their commie a–es and win!”
Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told Fox News in an interview that the “United States must boycott the Olympics completely.”
“That includes our president. Attending sends a message that America is willing to turn a blind eye as Communist China commits genocide,” Haley noted.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) also stated that the Biden administration should “mount a complete and total boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics – no athletes, no administration officials, no corporate sponsors.”
Many think the Olympics should be boycotted – others would like nothing more than to stomp on the communists:
I will not be watching.
— Sandra (@italianmom555) November 21, 2021
I will not be watching a single event.
— Johnny (@Giannis0606) November 22, 2021
Would be better to boycott and not attend in a country that does this to their people.
— Mary Ledford (@mledford1987) November 21, 2021
Yes yes yes I totally agree
— Aloha Joe 🌺🏄🌁🇺🇸🇫🇷 (@surfingwaimea) November 21, 2021
We should be boycotting the Winter Olympics
— Enchantress in Wonderland (@enchantedharlot) November 21, 2021
Preach Brother Ted! Merica!
— Just a Dad (@waycooldadman) November 21, 2021
Just boycott it
— Shuse (@PairOfShuse) November 21, 2021
The ChiComs could have children sewing LeBron sneakers with their teeth during the Opening Ceremony and NBC would marvel at their dexterity in such cold temperatures.
— Ebbee (@titans4eva) November 21, 2021
Or have the integrity to boycott the Olympics entirely until 1) China changes their ways and 2) China agrees to disclose exactly how COVID 19 started.
— momof3boys (@momof3b38895292) November 21, 2021
— Craig (@Ose61) November 21, 2021
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