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January 19, 2021 

Cotton Statement on Genocide of China’s Uighurs 

Washington, D.C.  Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that China’s treatment of the Uighurs constitutes ‘genocide’:

“The Chinese Communist Party is guilty of genocide against the Uighurs in Xinjiang, as Secretary Pompeo declared today. History will remember the CCP’s slave-labor camps and forced-sterilization campaigns as damning evidence of the Party’s misrule—yet another example of Communism’s brutal and dehumanizing treatment of its subjects. But the United States needn’t wait for history’s judgement. The incoming administration should make the CCP pay for its crimes by continuing to punish the officials and companies responsible for its genocide of the Uighurs. Failing to impose consequences will only embolden the CCP to use the same tactics against more innocent people.”