Capitol Report (Dec. 8): Ambassador Brownback Says Boycott Not Enough

Steve Lance
By Steve Lance
December 8, 2021Capitol Reportshare

U.S. officials will not attend the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. This announcement comes just 60 days before the opening ceremonies.

The Biden administration has ordered a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics in light of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ongoing genocide against people of faith. We speak to former United States ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback to find out if there is anything else that can be done to hold the CCP accountable.

Reverend Patrick Mahoney is a Christian who was arrested by communist authorities during the 2008 Beijing Olympic games for simply unfurling a banner on Tiananmen Square that read “Jesus Christ is King.” Here’s a look at what Reverend Mahoney had to say about the 2022 Beijing games.

Russia’s presence along the Ukraine border is building, and President Joe Biden warned Vladimir Putin of sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine. Congress is setting aside $300 million in the national defense budget to support Ukraine’s military.

The Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors has been blocked nationwide by a federal court.

Banking leaders from major U.S. banks are putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to control inflation. While forecasting inflation is a challenge, CEOs from major U.S. banks said to prepare for a period of inflation while encouraging the Fed to accelerate economic “tapering.”

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