Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Refusal To Commit To Signing The Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act

November 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after President Trump this morning refused to commit to signing the bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act:

“Make no mistake: President Trump's words today do not reflect what the American people or the Congress think about President Xi's oppressive policies toward the people of Hong Kong. For a guy who promised to be tough on China, President Trump's reliable deference to President Xi is all the more bewildering. Being tough on China when it comes to human rights will also help us win the battle on trade.”