Senator Maize Hirono (D-HI) said not a single Republican woman in the Senate had signed her Asian hate crime bill.
. @ maziehirono Says No Republicans Signed The COVID-19 Hate Crime Act To Combat Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans That She Introduced With @RepGraceMeng:
"No. It's not like we haven't tried. I'll keep my fingers crossed. You're basically not answering."
– Weijia Jiang (@weijia) April 12, 2021
It's a shame, but not surprising, that Republicans would speak out against targeted criminalization of hate crimes against Americans from Asia. After all, it is a political party led by a man who insisted on calling COVID-19 the "China virus".
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) said in March that Republicans refused to endorse the bill. Senate Majority Leader Schumer said the Senate will vote on the hate crimes law this week, but instead of showing Asian Americans that they want their votes, Senate Republicans will likely unanimously vote against the law to get the Sending messages to Asian Americans is not welcome in Trump's still Republican Party.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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