On September 17, 2020, the House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning the rising anti-Asian racism that has been taking place since the outbreak of COVID-19. House Resolution 908 was sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) and passed by a vote of 243 to 164.
“Enough of the demeaning usages of ‘Chinese virus,’ ‘Wuhan virus,’ and ‘Kung-flu,’ especially from our nation’s leaders, such as President Trump, GOP leader [Kevin] McCarthy and others,” Meng said. She noted that Asian Americans across the country have been verbally and physically attacked. “Enough of the scapegoating. Enough of using the Asian American community to stoke people’s fears about COVID-19.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) also spoke on the floor ahead of the vote and shared data from our Stop AAPI Hate reporting center.
“Sadly this bigotry is being fueled by some in Washington, and you would think, I thought this would be almost unanimous consent to condemn violence against Asian Americans.”
Of the 164 representative who voted against the measure, all of them are Republicans.
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