McConnell Denounces Show Trial of Hong Kong Democracy Movement Leaders

LOUISVILLE, KYU.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding China’s latest move to stifle dissent in Hong Kong:

“The latest news from Hong Kong only confirms Beijing’s tightening totalitarian grip over the formerly autonomous region.

“The conviction of my friends Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai, along with other long-time champions of Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedom, is a travesty of justice. It is essential the Biden Administration work with like-minded partners to impose meaningful international consequences for Beijing’s tightening grip on Hong Kong and its assault on the rule of law.

“The Communist show trial may be over, but I am confident the proud and independent-minded people of Hong Kong will continue to fight for freedom.”