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Sen. Schumer – Athletes should wave the rainbow flag at Sochi Olympics

Like President Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer opposes any boycott of the Sochi Olympics due to recently passed anti-gay “propaganda” laws in Russia.

But he did have a different idea.

Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday said he opposed boycotting the Sochi Olympic Games despite new Russian anti-gay laws, instead urging nations to wave rainbow flags during the opening ceremonies to show support for gay rights.

“That’d be pretty embarrassing for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” Schumer said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “Let our athletes participate but still make a stand.”

In addition to the anti-gay laws in Russia, tensions have been strained between our two countries with the added pressures of Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker, being granted asylum in Russia last week.

Read more at The Hill

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