Two U.S. Congressmen spoke out against Beijing for persisting with organized attacks and hate crimes by pro-communist Chinese in Flushing, New York, targeted at volunteer workers for the "Quit the CCP" (Chinese Communist Party) Service Center, Falun Gong practitioners and Epoch Times reporters covering the assaults.
The two congressmen spoke at a forum and press conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 5.
"I call on this administration to make a stand. If we're not going to make a stand anywhere else in the world against this horribly repressive regime, it should be at least in the United States we make that stand," said Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-California).
"Obviously, the Chinese government is not satisfied with simply repressing the people of China in China. In order to keep their control there, they're trying to reach out and use their power overseas," he said.
Toward the end of his speech at the forum, he said, "I wanted to make sure that I was on record and that the dictators in Beijing know there are members of Congress who are paying attention… We might not be able to help people in China directly, but we can help the people who live here directly. And our government should be dramatically on the side of Falun Gong, The Epoch Times, and others who are speaking out."
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The congressman received a warm applause from the audience, many of whom were Falun Gong practitioners.
Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado) spoke next.
"I believe that the Chinese consulate and others were responsible for organizing these thugs and attacking people who were peacefully going about their business," he said.
"We cannot have in this country the violation of their basic rights being perpetrated by people who did not respect them in their own country and who try to impose these kinds of values, if you will, on dissidents in our country."
Referring to the Chinese Consul General for New York, Mr. Peng Keyu, who was caught on tape about his involvement, Tancredo said, "This guy who organized this thing, who even admits it, he should be ousted. He should be thrown out of the country—and a strong protest following that to the government of China. That's what we should do. But whether we will or not is a question. There's lots of trade with China... as if that has anything to do with the law. It's the law. It's very clear."