Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the persecution of the Uyghur minorities by the Chinese Communist Party as genocide. Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement: 

“I commend Secretary Pompeo for declaring the horrendous persecution of the Uyghur population by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as genocide. For far too long, the world has witnessed the abhorrent actions taken by Xi Jinping and the CCP in Xinjiang Province against Chinese Uyghurs, including mass surveillance, forced labor, imprisonment, torture, and even forced sterilization. The free world must stand up to the Chinese regime and call out these actions for what they are — crimes against humanity and a genocide of minorities.”