torsdag 17. september 2020

US House resolution opposes anti-Asian coronavirus rhetoric, including Donald Trump’s ‘China virus’

The US House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday denouncing anti-Asian rhetoric related to the coronavirus pandemic, including expressions like “China virus” frequently used by President Donald Trump. The resolution, introduced by Democratic congresswoman Grace Meng, passed 243 to 163, largely along party lines. Fourteen Republicans voted yes along with 229 Democrats. All of the “no” votes came from Republicans. The measure calls on all public officials to condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment in any form, condemns manifestations of racism and xenophobia, and calls on law enforcement to investigate all forms of hate crime.