Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn called out the ongoing genocide of the Uyghur Muslims by the Chinese Communist Party after a member of the Chinese state media hurled sexist profanities at the Republican on Twitter and labeled her the “most racist” senator.
“From Tiananmen Square to the Uyghur genocide, Communist China is an expert at slaughtering populations,” Blackburn said in a statement Thursday. “America will not bow down to sexist communist thugs.”
The Chinese Communist Party is holding millions of Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps featuring forced sterilization and slave labor in the northwest province of Xinjiang, otherwise referred to as East Turkistan by those who have declared independence from China but have not been given the same level of recognition as Tibet.
Bipartisan legislation passed overwhelmingly in the House 406-3 seeks to ban product imports to the U.S. that were manufactured with the help of forced labor. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, expected to be signed by President Donald Trump or a President Joe Biden, is now pending passage in the Senate. Major American corporations however, including Apple, Nike, and Coca-Cola, have dispatched their teams of Washington lobbyists to water down strict provisions of the bill that would curb their access to Chinese slave labor.
Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.