Bipartisanship has returned to D.C.? Maybe that’s going a little bit too far, but we’re starting to see some responses to that garbage response we just told you about from the NBA on the Houston Rockets’ GM who dared to tweet, “Stand with Hong Kong.”
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) called the NBA’s statement “shameful” and that they’re “more interest in money than human rights”:
It’s clear that the @NBA is more interested in money than human rights. Tonight’s statement from Commissioner Silver is an absolute joke.
The NBA is kowtowing to Beijing to protect their bottom line and disavowing those with the temerity to #standwithHongKong. Shameful! https://t.co/RBPJa04xzK
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) October 7, 2019
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) tweeted, “This is a mistake that they should fix quickly”:
This is a mistake that they should fix quickly. https://t.co/qNmKNTdksV
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) October 7, 2019
And Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) pointed out that the “Chinese govt has a million people locked in concentration camps & is trying to brutally repress Hong Kong demonstrators”:
Chinese govt has a million people locked in concentration camps & is trying to brutally repress Hong Kong demonstrators – and NBA wants to “bridge cultural divides”? Cultural divides? https://t.co/d6jXQOzb5F
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 7, 2019
Houston, YOU have a problem. And so does the NBA.
Update: Add Ted Cruz to the list:
As a lifelong @HoustonRockets fan, I was proud to see @dmorey call out the Chinese Communist Party’s repressive treatment of protestors in Hong Kong.
Now, in pursuit of big $$, the @nba is shamefully retreating. https://t.co/7waMde5KrM
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 7, 2019
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.
'This is a hostage video': Houston Rockets GM apologizes to Communist China for his 'stand with Hong Kong' tweet https://t.co/scZvNdb3kN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 7, 2019
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