The Daily Wire: Ted Cruz, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Join Forces To Criticize NBA’s China Cowardice

News|10.10.19

It’s not often a bipartisan coalition forms naturally around an issue, but the NBA’s unqualified capitulation to Chinese Communists has managed to bring together perhaps the most mis-matched group of legislators in a decade.

In this case, that shocking bi-partisan team involves Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Tom Cotton (R-AK), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — not exactly a group that enjoys a robust friendship.

In a two-page letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, the group excoriates the league’s decision to issue an unqualified apology to Chinese officials after Houston Rockets manager, Daryl Morey, sent a single public Tweet expressing support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Over the weekend, both the NBA and Morey groveled at the feet of the Chinese Communists in order to save a business relationship between the league and the global superpower, and followed up its public capitulation with a series of bizarre antics, censoring fans who brought signs, wore tee shirts, or started chants supporting the Hong Kong demonstrators opposing Chinese incursion.

The group pulled no punches.

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