President Joe Biden’s dismissive remark at a CNN town hall this week – where he appeared to accept China’s human rights abuses of Muslim Uighurs as different cultural “norms” – has “disheartened” former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“To pawn this off as a different norm or a different set of behaviors, that’s what the Chinese Communist Party says,” Pompeo told Newsmax TV’s “Saturday Agenda.” “That’s how they talk about this. They just say, ‘look, we have a different culture, we’re a little bit different.’
“This isn’t about different cultures or different norms. This is about a deep human rights violation.”