White House Continues Talks of Diplomatic Boycott

According to a senior administration official, the president is not expected to attend the games, but he has not officially signed off on a boycott. 

The White House is closer to initiating a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 winter Olympic games in Beijing.   According to a senior administration official, the president is not expected to attend the games, but he has not officially signed off on a boycott.  Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the U.S. and its allies are in active conversations about how to approach the upcoming winter games.   Lawmakers from both parties support a boycott in protest of China’s human rights abuses.  Some republicans have suggested no American athletes go, but officials say that’s unlikely.  During their three and a half hour virtual meeting on Monday, President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping did not discuss the winter games.