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AOC Joins Cruz, Sasse, Others in Letter to NBA’s Silver Condemning League for Betrayal of American
NR ^ | October 9, 2019 7:22 PM | TOBIAS HOONHOUT

Posted on 10/09/2019 8:05:19 PM PDT by conservative98

A bipartisan coalition of members of Congress sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday “to express our deep concern” over the NBA’s statements surrounding controversy over a tweet last week by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who expressed support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

“It is outrageous that the Chinese Communist Party is using its economic power to suppress the speech of American inside the United States. It is also outrageous that the NBA has caved to Chinese government demands for contrition,” the letter reads. It was co-signed by eight members of Congress, including Republican Senators Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, and Ben Sasse, as well as House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.). Senator Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and Representatives Jim Banks (R., In.), Mike Gallagher (R., Wis.), and Tom Malinowski (D., N.J.) also joined in on the letter.

The co-signers criticize Silver and the NBA for not anticipating “the challenged of doing business in a country run by a repressive single party government” and for not standing up for Morey.

“Hundreds of millions of people within China will read your statements as an admission that their government’s propaganda is correct; millions of people in Hong Kong will be dispirited,” the letter states. “That you have more potential fans in China than in Hong Kong is no excuse for being over backwards to express ‘sensitivity’ only to one side.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adamsilver; aoc; chat; china; cruz; greggpopovich; hongkong; nba; sports; stevekerr; tedcruz
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Full Title: AOC Joins Cruz, Sasse, Others in Letter to NBA’s Silver Condemning League for ‘Betrayal of American Values’
1 posted on 10/09/2019 8:05:19 PM PDT by conservative98
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2 posted on 10/09/2019 8:05:41 PM PDT by conservative98
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“It seems my hypocrisy knows no bounds”


3 posted on 10/09/2019 8:08:29 PM PDT by dynachrome (Build the wall, deport them all. And send her back!)
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To: conservative98

Anti Trump chump Ben Sasse has to get his name out there for SOMETHING! He totally useless to us common working folks in Nebraska.


4 posted on 10/09/2019 8:10:03 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk
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To: conservative98

Good for AOC. Maybe if she sees what commies and nazis are really like she will wake up.


5 posted on 10/09/2019 8:10:15 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (Freedom, if you can keep it)
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To: conservative98

The NBA is hardly a paragon of American values. Dumb inarticulate jocks getting rich , a province for trophy hungry owners and coaches and a money mill for the sneaker industry.


6 posted on 10/09/2019 8:10:21 PM PDT by jmacusa ("If wisdom is not the Lord, what is wisdom?)
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To: conservative98

There’s a Skunk at that Picnic!


7 posted on 10/09/2019 8:11:38 PM PDT by lee martell
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The only problem with this IMO is that the letter wasn’t signed by every House rep and senator.


8 posted on 10/09/2019 8:12:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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Ted Cruz has fallen for the trap.
He is now aligned with a crazy RAT.
Even Rubio wasn’t dumb enough to fall for this trap


9 posted on 10/09/2019 8:12:32 PM PDT by Zathras
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Just stop with the bull$hit...aoc, has no party...


10 posted on 10/09/2019 8:12:54 PM PDT by pacificus
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I think the only party was in her mouf


11 posted on 10/09/2019 8:14:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom Hi Dad)
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NBA —— National Bolsheviks Association. What a bunch of pathetic Hippocritters.


12 posted on 10/09/2019 8:15:10 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: CJ Wolf

Wow!


13 posted on 10/09/2019 8:15:49 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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Since when the hell are government employees supposed to tell private citizens what they should say or what they should support?

HE CAN SUPPORT CHINA OR HONG KONG- THAT’S HIS BUSINESS

HE’S A TAXPAYER- THEY WORK FOR HIM (US)


14 posted on 10/09/2019 8:17:46 PM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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AOC = leader of the Dem party. Pelosi speaker in name only.


15 posted on 10/09/2019 8:18:17 PM PDT by conservative98
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Why would she sign on to that?


16 posted on 10/09/2019 8:19:22 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: al baby

Ha!


17 posted on 10/09/2019 8:19:35 PM PDT by guyfromjrz (fresh breath, it speaks for itself.)
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To: CJ Wolf

She’s full of crap. I agreed with the original Twitter post from the GM of the Houston Rockets, but this has no more to do with “free speech” than Colin Kaepernick’s infantile temper tantrums.


18 posted on 10/09/2019 8:20:58 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." -- Frederick Douglass)
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To: TBP

THE NEW SQUAD

CRUZ, AOC, SASSE

19 posted on 10/09/2019 8:40:17 PM PDT by conservative98
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“The only problem with this IMO is that the letter wasn’t signed by every House rep and senator.”

Agreed, but, astoundingly many of the Dem POTUS candidates have spoken out to condemn the NBA too.

Which is good, of course, but still annoys me because I just want to hate them all, and I still do, of course, but for once some are correct.

The chicoms are going to push these bully moves too far, already have imho.

I mean, is the NBA going to come out against bullying now? How can they?


20 posted on 10/09/2019 8:42:02 PM PDT by jocon307
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