GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Who Used ‘Yellow’ to Refer to Asian Virginians in Interview Calls Out Dems
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.”
A Korean American congressional candidate in Texas is facing a backlash for making anti-Chinese immigrant remarks in a forum last week.
Sery Kim, who is Republican, was responding to a question about the U.S. immigration crisis when she said of potential Chinese immigrants, “I don’t want them here at all.”
A video was unearthed showing Republican congressional candidate Michelle Park Steel bragging about putting her daughter in a Jesuit school “for a year of brainwash” after the girl expressed her support for same-sex marriage.
Florida Senator Rick Scott has accused every mainland Chinese citizen of being a Communist spy during an interview on the Fox Business network.
In his discussion with host Stuart Varney, Scott claimed that “every citizen of Communist China by law has to spy on behalf of their country.”
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.
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.
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.
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State and local election officials in Georgia are facing a lawsuit after it was revealed that there are high rejection rates of absentee ballots in Gwinnett County. As pointed out in an earlier report by WhoWhatWhy, mail-in ballots of Asian Americans and other people of color are being rejected at an unusually high number in comparison to White voters.
Republican lawmaker Chris Collins is facing backlash over a racially-tinged television ad that attacked Nate McMurray, his Democratic challenger for the 27th District of New York.
The ad, which began airing in the Buffalo area Friday, features a video that McMurray released before the US-North Korea summit in June.
Republicans in New Jersey are being accused by Democrats of using a “racist” font in an attack ad pamphlet that targets a Korean-American candidate for Congress.
Andy Kim, a former White House and Pentagon national security official, is running against two-term GOP incumbent Tom MacArthur in New Jersey’s third district House race.
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.