Sen. Ted Cruz broke with a number of other Republicans in saying that the U.S. should not boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics to stand up to China’s abuses, but should instead “kick their commie ‘a–es.’
The Texas Republican wrote a tweet in agreement with former President Trump, who said a boycott would be “unfair to athletes.”
“I see it both ways,” he told RealClearInvestigations, “but I would not do that … You go. You compete. You win.”
Republicans have offered up a tough-on-China approach, fueled by China’s missteps – and alleged fault – in the COVID-19 pandemic, its human rights abuses against the Uighur minority, and unfair trade policies.
“To be clear, I and many others hope that the International Olympic Committee comes to its senses and moves the 2022 Olympic Winter Games out of Beijing,” Cruz explained further in a March op-ed for Fox News. “The worst thing we can do to stand up to China is to keep our athletes home. As anyone who has ever faced down a bully kno
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