(John Ransom, Headline USA) Democrat House speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Olympic athletes not to speak out in Beijing about human rights abuses in China for fear that the communist government there would retaliate against them or their families, but many suspect Pelosi’s motives are to preserve the Olympics as positive PR for Beijing.
“I would say to our athletes, you’re there to compete – do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless,” Pelosi said according to a video provided by the Republican National Committee.
“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,” she said.
Pisspants Pelosi just told athlete activists to shut up and dribble when in China. Come on LeBron, call her a racist. https://t.co/sm0aOdC6Ud
— Salty Cracker (@SaltyCracker9) February 3, 2022
Previously, Pelosi had said people in the US must speak out as an “urgent moral duty,” while noting that the International Olympic Committee is only interested in their bottom line, according to the Hill.
The mixed messages by the top, national Democrat lawmaker is consistent with President Biden’s policy of talking tough on China, but doing nothing to hold them accountable, in part because the Democrats have been compromised by China.
A new book, Red Handed, Peter Schweizer claims that Biden and other elites such as Pelosi have commercial interest in China, that take priority over the safety and security of Americans for US policy makers.
“The longtime member of Congress and Speaker of the House was, early in her career, a particularly harsh critic of China’s human rights practices,” Schweizer wrote about Pelosi.
“She continues to be vocal about some issues.” added Schweizer, “but her positions have softened as her family has sought and received lucrative commercial opportunities in mainland China.”
Early in the pandemic, Pelosi blocked an investigation that sought to shed light on US funding of the Wuhan lab at the center of the COVID origin investigation.
“The bottom line of the Democrats’ behavior is this: They hate this president so badly that they would rather side with the Chinese Communist Party than defend Americans,” said Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., when Pelosi scuttled an investigation by the House into the funding, according to the Washington Examiner.
Later investigations showed– several years later and after strong denials by Pelosi’s liberal allies– that the US did indeed help fund the lab that may be responsible for the COVID outbreak
Similarly, Pelosi strongly supported Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., when he was implicated in a romantic relationship with a suspected Chinese spy.
“He is jeopardizing national security,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., when advised that Swalwell had been caught in a honey trap, according to Politico. “When did Nancy Pelosi know of this and why did she maintain him on the committee?”
And why is Pelosi sending mixed messages to Beijing now? For the same reason that LeBron tells people to shut up about China and dribble: It’s about the money.