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Delaware Rep. Gerald Brady says he won’t run for re-election after using anti-Asian slur in email

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State Rep. Gerald Brady (D-DE) said he is not running for re-election next year after someone sent his private email containing an anti-Asian slur to the media last week.

The details: In his statement on Monday, Brady explains his recent actions make it difficult to provide the kind of representation all residents of the 4th District expect and deserve, according to WHYY.

Asian American Congresswoman Makes History By Wearing Korean Hanbok to Swear In

Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-Wash.) makes history as the first Korean American politician to appear in a traditional Korean outfit Hanbok during her swearing-in ceremony.

The 58-year-old politician won the November 2020 election and made history as one of the first three Korean American women to win an election to the House, according to The Hill. Strickland also became the first African American member to represent her state of Washington at the federal level.

First-Time Candidate Becomes Only Openly Gay Member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives

Adrian Tam

Hawaii has elected its only openly gay Asian American member for the House of Representatives, defeating the state’s chapter leader of the far-right extremist group, the Proud Boys.

Big win: Adrian Tam, a 28-year-old first-time candidate of the Democratic Party, won the November election with a 63% vote against Nicholas Ochs, according to NBC News.

Pramila Jayapal Becomes the First South Asian American to Preside Over the U.S. House of Representatives

Washington’s Seventh district representative, Pramila Jayapal, has become the first South Asian American to ever preside over the United States’ House of Representative.

Jayapal shared the big news on her Twitter on Tuesday where she said she was “beyond proud to serve in the most diverse Congress in our nation’s history and to hold the gavel today.”