Kat Cammack, a Republican Congresswoman from Florida, is known as a staunch conservative. As such, she has open eyes when examining the China threat and is frustrated by Biden’s weakness in the face of it, especially his weak-kneed “diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Ripping the weakness and uselessness of that decision on Just the News’s John Solomon podcast, she had this to say:
“[I]f you’re going to get tough about China, then you actually have to do that. It has to be an action, not just words, and not sending a diplomatic representative is the very bare minimum, scraping-the-bottom-of-the-bucket of what this administration could do. There’s so many other ways that we should and could be holding China accountable for their gross human rights violations.
“The fact that there is an active genocide happening right now in mainland China is an egregious fact. And now we’re seeing them being highlighted — rewarded — on the global stage with the ability to host the Olympics? That’s an honor.
[…]It’s a disgusting weakness that the Biden administration has shown. And quite frankly, I’m surprised that we don’t have more Democrats speaking out, demanding action on this.
[T]his is genocide we’re talking about. The Muslim Uyghurs have endured the grossest punishment, violations that you can imagine under the Communist Party in this regime, and the best that the Biden administration can muster is, ‘We’re not going to send diplomatic representatives’? Give me a break.
There’s one thing that countries like China and Russia understand, and that’s aggression,” she said. “And when you have a movable red line, and a feeble leader — who, again, does the very bare minimum to show that he’s done something — it just comes across as weak and emboldens people and leaders in the Communist Party to take further action.”
Cammack’s comments come along with those of other conservatives, all of whom call the decision weak and useless. Nikki Halley, for example, had this to say on Twitter:
A diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics is a joke. China doesn’t care if Biden and Team show up. They want our athletes.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) December 6, 2021
Her comments were echoed by Tom Cotton and Mike Pompeo, both of whom took to Twitter to slam the weak decision:
A diplomatic boycott of the #Olympics is not enough. The CCP doesn’t give a rip about a diplomatic boycott, because at the end of the day, they are still hosting the world’s athletes. Joe Biden needs to stand up to the CCP. #BoycottBeijingOlympics
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) December 6, 2021
China is committing genocide.
We need a complete and total boycott of the Beijing Olympics.
Not a half measure.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) December 6, 2021
They’re all right. Biden’s decision was weak; it was calculated to make him look tough while not really doing anything to hold China accountable for its aggression, for Covid, or for its genocidal policies. Apparently, doing something of substance would be just too difficult for President Brandon.