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Florida Senator Rick Scott demands 2022 Olympics be moved out of China

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 15:24:08-04

Florida Senator Rick Scott did not mince words in an Op-Ed he wrote demanding the 2022 Winter Olympics be moved out of China.

The former Florida governor cited human rights violations, religious persecution, and the spread of coronavirus as reasons.

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo will now open on July 23, 2021

"In the last few months, the world has been faced with the scourge of the coronavirus, a global pandemic that, while not entirely preventable, has done considerably more damage to the world economy and public health because of communist China’s unwillingness to be open, honest, and transparent," Scott said in the Washington Examiner.

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He introduced a resolution with Sen. Ed Markey and a bipartisan coalition of our colleagues that he says gives China a choice: "Clean up its human rights abuses, or have the IOC take the 2022 games out of China and rebid them to a country that values and respects human rights."

"The role communist China played in the spread of the coronavirus has only strengthened our case," Scott said.

Read the full Op-Ed here.