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Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Said Disney was “worse than silent” on the Uyghur genocide in China Tuesday on “The Ingraham Angle.”
“Remember that a few years ago they actually thanked the government of Xinjiang province in China, where they are systematically trying to exterminate a religious and ethnic minority, putting millions of them in concentration camps,” he told Laura Ingraham.
“So Disney is actually worse than silent on China. Disney has gone out of its way to thank Chinese communist officials who are perpetrating genocide.”
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Cotton reacted to a report that China was harvesting organs from prisoners, some of whom were potentially still alive when the alleged harvesting began.
He called it “grotesque”, saying many of the victims were political prisoners who “do not toe the party line”.
“But of course companies like Disney and the NBA are more concerned with their bottom line [than] they take a genuine and principled position,” he said.
They are “more than happy” to smear Republican voters and politicians if they think it will broaden their appeal to the left.
The Chinese government’s response to COVID-19, including its “absurd COVID-zero policies,” reminded Cotton of the American left’s politicization of the virus.
“For two years they shut down our schools and our businesses. If we let them stay in power this fall, they will continue to do so after the election.”
“But…you look at the Senate, they want $10 billion in additional coronavirus spending – ‘It’s an emergency’. They want kids in Head Start programs to wear masks – ‘It’s an emergency.’ They want you and your toddler on a plane to wear a mask – ‘It’s an emergency.'”
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“Yet they want illegal aliens to cross our border – ‘Oh, it’s no longer an emergency. “”