Why Pompeo wants US to boycott Beijing Olympics

Beijing Winter Olympics

In this file photo taken on April 8, 2020, US Secretary of States Mike Pompeo speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on in Washington, DC. Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo on March 5, 2021 backed calls for the United States to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying China's "nasty" activity made it an inappropriate host.

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What you need to know:

  • Pompeo, a vociferous critic of Beijing while he was Donald Trump's top diplomat, said the previous administration had tried in its final months to persuade the International Olympic Committee to move the Winter Games.

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