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Rubio Comments on Withdrawal of Hong Kong Extradition Bill

Sep 4, 2019 | Press Releases

Miami, FL — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) commented on the Hong Kong government’s withdrawal of an extradition bill that would allow for anyone, including Americans, to be extradited to mainland China. Last night, Rubio wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post on Hong Kong outlining options available to the United States to respond flexibly and robustly, as well as reiterating his call for Congress to take up and pass his bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.
“Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s long-overdue withdrawal of the extradition bill is a welcome but insufficient step after the government’s violent response to the Hong Kong people’s desire to protect their democratic freedoms. The Chinese Communist Party should uphold its commitments to Hong Kong’s autonomy and stop aggravating the situation with threats of violence.”