The legislature denounces the “crisis point” of anti-Asian American violence
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers representing minority groups in Congress and leading Democratic leaders denounced a “hot spot” on Friday Attacks against Asian Americans and called for action to be taken to prevent future attacks.
Speaking at a virtual press conference, Asia-Pacific-US Caucus Congress Chair Judy Chu, D-Calif., Said the Asian-American community has “reached a crisis point that cannot be ignored” after reports of a surge Violence and hate incidents against Asian Americans in the past few weeks.
Chu and other lawmakers said the attacks were part of a surge in anti-Asian American prejudice and xenophobia amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Stop AAPI Hate, a group that persecutes discrimination against Asia, said it did received more than 2,808 first-hand accounts from…