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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Who Used ‘Yellow’ to Refer to Asian Virginians in Interview Calls Out Dems

Glenn Youngkin

Glenn Youngkin, the Republican gubernatorial candidate for Virginia, used the word “yellow” to describe Asian people in an interview that recently resurfaced with podcast host Chris Arps back in April.

Vying for Asian votes: Speaking on the “Water Cooler Politics” podcast, Youngkin said, “I so look forward to being governor . . . so that all Virginians — Black Virginians, Brown Virginians, White Virginians, yellow Virginians — can all achieve their aspirations and their ambitions.”

Republican Lawmakers Submit Bill Banning Chinese Students from Studying Science in the US

Republican senators have unveiled a bill that prohibits Chinese nationals from studying STEM fields at the graduate and postgraduate levels in the U.S.

The bill, known as the Secure Campus Act, comes from Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), while companion legislation comes from Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tennessee) in the House of Representatives.

Coronavirus Not Serious in Kansas County Because It Has Few Chinese People, GOP Chair Suggests

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A Republican county head in Kansas has come under fire after suggesting that his constituents will likely not face a serious impact of COVID-19 because few Chinese people live there.

Riley County Commission Chairman Marvin Rodriguez, who oversees the Manhattan area, made the statement on a special meeting last Wednesday, which discussed and ultimately declared a local emergency.

Republican Congressman Defends Calling it ‘Chinese Coronavirus’ Despite WHO and CDC Saying Stop

After getting slammed as “racist” in a massive Twitter backlash, GOP House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy defended his use of the term “Chinese coronavirus,” arguing that Democrats and the media have used it first.

The congressman first used the term Monday in a tweet that linked to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) page containing information about COVID-19, the official name of the disease.

Former Republican Cites Trump’s ‘Racist Tactics’ as Reason For Becoming Democrat

Lori Stegmann, the current Multnomah County commissioner in Oregon who has been a Republican for 40 years, announced that she wants to become a Democrat, citing Donald Trump’s misogyny and racism as her reasons for switching.

In her post on Facebook on Thursday, Stegmann explained why she joined the Republican party at 18 when she was still an up and coming civil servant. She shared the party’s worldview and moral compass and praised the conservative leaders who served in the past.