Menendez Statement On Empire State Building's Celebration Of People's Republic Of China

Menendez Statement On Empire State Building's Celebration Of People's Republic Of China

Washington - This week, the Empire State Building has been lit in red and yellow to honor the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China - a communist regime that has been associated with oppression and human rights suppression. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement:

"I find it distasteful that one of the foremost symbols of our free nation would be draped in the colors of a government that has systematically restricted freedom for 60 years. Such a display does not deserve to share a skyline with the Statue of Liberty. It is an affront to those who have been killed, those who have been stifled and those who have been driven into exile over the past six decades. It is an affront to the ideals that our great nation was built upon."

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