- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.”
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.
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.