"164 House members — ALL Republican — voted AGAINST a bill condemning anti-Asian racial violence"

Asian Americans are speaking out after 164 Republican Congress members voted against a resolution that denounces Coronavirus racism.

Last week, the US House of Representatives has passed the resolution 243-164, backed heavily by Democrats. All 164 ‘no’ votes were Republicans.

Stop AAPI Hate received 2,583 reports of anti-Asian discrimination nationwide over the last five months.

Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., the resolution’s main sponsor, said she the community had enough of Coronavirus racism.

“For months, Asian Americans in my home state of New York and in communities throughout the nation have been verbally and physically attacked, spat on and shunned,” Meng said.

Asian American personalities are now condemning the 164 Republicans who voted against the resolution.

Former Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim wrote on Twitter, “I just read this bill. All it basically says is that Anti-Asian sentiment, racism and discrimination is wrong. It asks for nothing more than that. Yet 164 members of Congress (all Republican) voted against it.”

Celeste Ng shared a similar sentiment. “Take note of the 163 Republicans who refused to condemn anti-Asian rhetoric. (And thank you to those from all parties who did.)” She tweeted.

Reappropriate emphasised the point too, “I just need any As Ame contemplating voting for a Republican (either at the top of the ballot and/or down ticket) this Nov to know that 164 House members — ALL Republican — voted AGAINST a bill condemning anti-Asian racial violence in the wake of COVID19.”

Phillip Wang made a photo collage of all 164 Republicans who voted against the resolution, captioning it “compiled the 164 House Repubs who just voted AGAINST a resolution to condemn anti-Asian sentiment, racism, & discrimination”

“An easy slamdunk vote to publicly support our community as attacks on us rise. They were the ONLY “NO” votes. This is what unashamed racism looks like.”

Brian Yang described those who voted against the resolution simply as “embarrassing”.

And while #HRes908 passed, let’s not forget our great GOP allies who refuse to acknowledge this as an issue. Embarrassing,” he wrote.

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