- In response to yesterday’s Uvalde, Texas, elementary school mass shooting that left 21 dead, Asian lawmakers echoed many of the same sentiments as the colleagues of their respective parties.
- Several notable Democratic members of Congress took to Twitter to blame the Republican Party for blocking what they described to be “common sense” gun safety laws.
- Both Rep. Andy Kim (D, NJ-3) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) referred to how the NRA and other gun rights groups pour millions into Republican campaigns each cycle.
- In 2021 alone, gun rights advocates invested $15.8 million for lobbying, while gun control groups spent a meager $2.9 million.
- There have been no mentions of gun law reform on the accounts of Asian Republican lawmakers, while many offered prayers and their condolences for the tragedy.
In response to yesterday’s Uvalde, Texas, elementary school mass shooting that left 21 dead, Asian lawmakers echoed many of the same sentiments as the colleagues of their respective parties.
Several notable Democratic members of Congress took to Twitter to blame the Republican Party for blocking what they described to be “common sense” gun safety laws, and urged legislators to immediately act on passing more regulations.
Sen. Hirono says Republicans want to stop ‘minorities, Black people, Chicanos, Asian-Americans’ from voting
- Sen. Mazie Hirono spoke out about the “hundreds” of voter suppression bills passed by Republicans.
- She accused Republicans of trying to pass voter suppression bills to prevent minorities from voting.
- "What I’m seeing are voter suppression bills being enacted by state legislatures across the country, so that is a direct threat to our democracy,” she told “CNN Newsroom” anchor Erica Hill. “We need to take action to support voter protection laws.”
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) is pushing for voting rights protections as well as an end to the filibuster in the hopes of ending what she has deemed to be “Republican lies” regarding voter fraud.
On Wednesday, the Japanese American Hawaii senator took to the Senate floor to say Democrats are shifting their attention from President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill to protecting minorities’ right to vote.
Amid the outrage surrounding the United States Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh’s recent sexual assault accusations comes some strong words from Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) who told men in political power to “shut up and step up.”
Earlier this week, Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed the abuse happened decades ago when they were still teenagers. Ford has since received both support and condemnation from both sides of the political spectrum.