“Congratulations to @KingJames,” Freedom wrote.
“People get mad when I speak the truth because I’m the only athlete who actually speaks the truth,” he wrote in another post. “I don’t care about your endorsement deals or your dirty money. You can NOT buy me #CCP! Don’t expect me to respect you or your game when your shoes are literally made by SLAVE KIDS.”
Freedom is a staunch critic of human rights abuses around the globe, including those perpetrated in China. He has described Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “brutal dictator.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy invited Freedom to the State of the Union address as a guest.
“@EnesFreedom loves the USA. He understands freedom. And he is willing to sacrifice his job in order to stand up against the Chinese Communist Party. I was proud to have him as one of my guests for State of the Union,” McCarthy tweeted.
Freedom expressed his gratitude for McCarthy’s “friendship, leadership and support.”
Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, who invited an “abortion rights activist” to the speech as a guest, wore an “ABORTION” pin with a heart-shaped cutout to the State of the Union address.
Democratic Rep. Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania also posted a photo of herself wearing the “ABORTION” pin. She invited an “abortion patient advocate” as a guest for the address.
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