Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Thursday called out China’s repressive treatment of its minority Uyghur population — a stark contrast to President Joe Biden’s remarks expressing sympathy for China on the issue earlier in the week.
Cotton, during remarks at a Reagan Institute event, recalled how in 2014, Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping had traveled to China’s far-west Xinjiang Province to instruct his lieutenants on how to treat the religious and ethnic minority Uyghur population.
Cotton said Xi had called for an “all-out struggle against terrorism, infiltration, and domination,” that should be waged using the “organs of dictatorship” and should show “absolutely no mercy” to enemies of the Party.
“The world has now seen what [Chinese Communist Party] Chairman Xi [Jinping] meant by merciless dictatorship: the Uyghurs are victims of genocide on a sickening scale,” he said.
“If that’s what the Chinese Communist Party does to its own people, imagine