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Tulsi Gabbard says Democrats push ‘cowardly wokeness,’ ‘anti-white racism’ after leaving party

  • Tulsi Gabbard announced in her first podcast episode of “The Tulsi Gabbard Show” on Tuesday that she is leaving the Democratic Party after 20 years.
  • “I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party,” Gabbard says in her video.
  • “It’s now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoking anti-white racism, who actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms enshrined in our Constitution,” she says.
  • Gabbard made history as the first Hindu-practicing Samoan-American elected to congress. She also ran for president in 2020.

Tulsi Gabbard attacked the Democratic Party by calling them an “elitist cabal of warmongers” after announcing she is leaving the party in her new podcast.

Gabbard, a former U.S. House of Representatives member from Hawaii’s second district, announced her departure in the first episode of her podcast, “The Tulsi Gabbard Show,” on Tuesday.

GOP Rep. Michelle Steel sends out fliers falsely depicting Democratic rival Jay Chen holding ‘The Communist Manifesto’

Michelle Steel
  • In support of GOP Rep. Michelle Steel's (R, CA-48) upcoming re-election for California’s 45th district, “red-baiting” fliers were sent out by her campaign to the Vietnamese American community in Orange County.
  • Previously part of the 48th district, a new 45th congressional district was created during the redrawing of district boundaries last year.
  • The fliers feature a doctored image of Steel’s Democrat rival, Jay Chen, in a classroom holding Karl Marx’s “The Communist Manifesto” alongside other communist figures: Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin and Ho Chi Minh.
  • The flier’s depiction of Chen is expected to boost Steel’s campaign due to the ingrained opposition to communism held by many in the AAPI community.

California GOP Rep. Michelle Steel (R-CA) and her campaign reportedly funded and created “red-baiting” fliers targeting her Democratic opponent, Jay Chen.

Steel currently represents California’s 48th District in her first term. Born in South Korea, Steel made her mark by being one of the first Korean American women to serve in Congress. Like many other Asian American immigrants, Steel immigrated to the United States to achieve the supposed “American Dream.”

Fla. Governor Ron DeSantis says he wants to stop ‘huge problem’ of Chinese investors purchasing US real estate

  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke with Fox News host Laura Ingraham about his efforts to cut ties with China and the growing concern over the communist country buying up U.S. real estate — $6.1 billion worth of which was purchased by Chinese investors in the past year alone.
  • DeSantis began by explaining that it is “not always apparent” what Chinese companies in the U.S. are doing, and this, he stated, is “a huge problem — the influence that they have.”
  • Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co. sold several billions worth of telecommunications equipment to the U.S. and is now thought to be capable of potentially disrupting U.S. nuclear arsenal communications, as reported by the FBI.
  • This is thought to be a potentially catastrophic national security issue, adding to growing suspicions of Chinese investments — i.e. real estate and tech equipment — as rooted in espionage.
  • DeSantis also added that under his tenure, he has “signed legislation to crackdown on undue influence from rogue states including the [Chinese Communist Party].”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke with Fox News host Laura Ingraham about his efforts to cut ties with China and the growing concern over the communist country buying up U.S. real estate — $6.1 billion worth of which was purchased by Chinese investors in the past year alone. 

DeSantis featured on Friday’s “The Ingraham Angle” segment to talk about several topics, including Florida being a “sanctuary state” to “freedom and prosperity” and Biden’s “war on energy” with oil prices. 

GOP Senate candidate targeted with political ad full of racist Asian stereotypes by Peter Thiel-funded PAC

  • Republican senatorial candidate Jim Lamon was targeted with a political ad that contained elements considered racist against Asians.
  • The clip made several allegations against Lamon, including his company’s ties to suppliers from China, his hand in building nuclear power plants for the Chinese government and his connections with forced slave labor.
  • Interspersed with the message, however, are images of temples, gong sound effects, text written in chop suey typeface and a musical riff associated with kung fu films.
  • The political action committee (PAC) Saving Arizona, which publicly backs Lamon’s opponent Blake Masters, took responsibility for the ad. The group is known to be funded almost entirely by tech billionaire Peter Thiel.
  • Earlier this year, Lamon himself put out a controversial ad of his own showing him shooting a gun at characters playing President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly.

A political ad targeting a Republican senatorial candidate in Arizona is getting attention online for incorporating elements considered racist against Asians.

The video, which portrays U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon as “China’s Man” in the upcoming elections, uses several images, text and sound effects that ridicule Asian culture. 

Vietnamese refugee who vows to ‘fight the woke agenda’ wins VA GOP nom despite raising less money

HUNG CAO
  • Vietnamese refugee and retired U.S. Navy captain Hung Cao won the GOP primary on Saturday and will go on to battle Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton for Northern Virginia’s 10th District.
  • In an impressive roster of 11 candidates, political newcomer Cao came out on top, reportedly gaining over 50 percent of the votes in the ninth round of balloting.
  • Cao led the polls throughout the race for the primaries, including over Prince William County Supervisor Jeanine Lawson, who was able to raise more funds than the retired veteran but ultimately lost.
  • With a district population that is 15.5 percent Asian, Cao strategically targeted the region’s immigrant communities.
  • It is predicted to be a tight race between the former Navy captain of over 25 years and Rep. Wexton, who has held the position since 2019.

Vietnamese refugee and retired U.S. Navy captain Hung Cao, 50, won the GOP primary on Saturday and will go on to battle Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton for Northern Virginia’s 10th District.

In an impressive roster of 11 candidates, political newcomer Cao came out on top, reportedly gaining over 50 percent of the votes in the ninth round of balloting. 

‘The country I love is becoming the country I left,’ says Chinese GOP candidate Lily Tang Williams

  • Yesterday on Fox News, China-born GOP House candidate Lily Tang Williams expressed that she feared that America was beginning to become like China, the country she left.  
  • Host Tucker Carlson introduced Lily Tang Williams, who is running for Congress for the state of New Hampshire, by playing her campaign ad.
  • “I was born in China to working class illiterate working class parents,” Williams begins in the video, “Suffered under Mao’s cultural revolution and communist dictatorship. I wanted freedom, America was my promiseland.”
  • “People are losing their rights to make a living and make their own life choices. Are you worried yet? I am. I fear the country I love is becoming the country I left.”
  • In the live portion of the interview, Williams shared that she was “worried that this American dream will not be there for [her] children who were born in this country.”
  • In her recent Tweet, she writes that she “fled China for America in 1988” and was running to “fight for freedom” and “keep the American Dream alive.”

Yesterday on Fox News, China-born GOP House candidate Lily Tang Williams expressed that she feared America was beginning to become like China, the country she left.  

In the segment, host Tucker Carlson began by reporting on Shanghai’s complete lockdown, describing how Chinese authorities were “ripping children from their parents’ arms” and “sending people to concentration camps,” referring to China’s quarantine centers.

Minnesota congressional candidate Jennifer Carnahan accuses man of swerving his car at her

Jennifer Carnahan
  • Republican congressional candidate Jennifer Carnahan, 46, was reportedly threatened and almost hit by a car while campaigning early this week.
  • Carnahan was out during a door-to-door campaign in Faribault, Minnesota, at around 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday when she encountered a man who “made several threatening comments to her” and hurled vulgarities at her, according to reports.
  • The man, whom the Korean American candidate described as being between 18 and 20 years old, allegedly swerved his blue Ford Focus at the GOP candidate as she was walking away.
  • Authorities identified the man and found his home after launching an investigation, Police Chief John Sherwin said. Police have yet to release details about the suspect’s identity and any potential charges as of Wednesday.
  • While a verbal exchange did occur, Sherwin told the Pioneer Press that the suspect seemed to deny swerving in Carnahan’s direction on purpose.
  • “It is a fact that an incident occurred,” Sherwin said. “Obviously, each person has a version of the story. The driving contact as described [by Carnahan] is where the inconsistency occurs.”

Republican congressional candidate Jennifer Carnahan was reportedly threatened and almost hit by a car while campaigning early this week.

Carnahan, 46, was out during a door-to-door campaign on the 1000 block of 1st Street Southeast in Faribault, Minnesota, at around 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday when she encountered a man who “made several threatening comments to her” and hurled vulgarities at her, according to reports.

GOP accuses Democratic house candidate Jay Chen of ‘mocking’ Korean American Rep. Michelle Steel’s accent

  • California Democratic candidate Jay Chen is being criticized for comments he made about Korean American Congresswoman Michelle Steel’s (R, CA-45) accent.
  • A clip circulating online shows Chen at a meet-and-greet last week in Fullerton, saying, "Yeah, so she just had another town hall the other day. And, umm, it's tough. We’ve transcribed it; you need an interpreter to figure out exactly what she’s saying; the more she speaks, the better for us."
  • The Republican National Committee called Chen’s comments “despicable” and “out of line.” Republican lawmakers such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R, CA-23) and South Korean-born Congresswoman Young Kim (R, CA-39) criticized the video.
  • Chen, whose parents are Taiwanese immigrants, is running against Steel to represent California’s 45th Congressional district in Orange County. Asian Americans make up the largest voting bloc in the district.
  • Chen’s campaign has yet to release a statement about the video and the criticisms of it.

Republican lawmakers are accusing California Democratic congressional candidate Jay Chen of “mocking” his opponent Korean American Congresswoman Michelle Steel’s (R, CA-45) accent.

“Yeah, so she just had another town hall the other day,” Chen says in a 14-second video uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday. “And, umm, it’s tough. We’ve transcribed it; you need an interpreter to figure out exactly what she’s saying. The more she speaks, the better for us.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene mentions ‘yellow people’ in speech about GOP diversity

  • Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene denounced claims that the GOP is a “white supremacist party” by calling out the “yellow people” at “AmericaFest” on Sunday.
  • “When I walked in yesterday, I was like, what kind of people come here?” she said. “So I’m walking around and seeing some good people, and I see white people, Black people, brown people, yellow people.”
  • George Takei responded with a tweet, saying: “Perhaps she meant 'yellow bellied people' because there are certainly lots in that crowd.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) attempted to prove the GOP is a diverse party by pointing to the “yellow people” and other people of color in attendance at Turning Point USA’s “AmericaFest” rally on Sunday.

“Yellow” is historically used as a racist slur to refer to people of Asian descent. The slur was used by Greene over the weekend during Sunday’s rally to denounce claims that the GOP is a “white supremacist party.”

State GOP poured thousands into Boston Council candidate’s campaign despite his anti-Asian messages

GOP funded candidate

Massachusetts’ Republican officials reportedly spent thousands of dollars to support the campaign of a Boston City Council candidate who has repeatedly expressed anti-Asian sentiments on social media.

Driving the news: Donnie Palmer, who ran in the Sept. 14 preliminary election, has made anti-Asian statements targeting Michelle Wu, a Taiwanese American councilor running to become Boston’s mayor.

Texas Has So Many Asian American Voters That Republicans Are Losing Power

Once upon a time, the GOP had a strong hold on the state of Texas. For 30 years, this is where the Republicans were able to rely on a stable supply of Conservative voters.

More recently, however, the Texas demographic has been changing, and with it, the state’s political leaning. According to the Washington Examiner, with the Asian American population on the rise, the state could be on the verge of a major shift.