BREAKING: 26 days after the start of AAPI Heritage Month, Ted Cruz is spreading anti-Asian racist hatred
AUSTIN, Texas – 26 days after the start of AAPI Heritage Month, Ted Cruz appeared on national television Wednesday for spread racist bile in an attempt to blame the Texas Republicans for their blatant mismanagement of the pandemic. Racist and hateful rhetoric like this has resulted in an increase in hate crimes against AAPI communities since the start of the pandemic.
Let’s be clear: in the past 14 months, more than 50,000 Texans have lost their lives to COVID-19 due to Republican inaction, incompetence and harshness. Led by disgraced and failed Governor Greg Abbott, waving Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, Texas Republicans refused to do their job and protect Texans, blocked efforts by city leaders to protect their residents and launched hateful and racist rhetoric that put more Texans at risk. Every Texas Republican in Congress has voted against the US bailout – voting ‘no’ to financial aid to Americans, ‘no’ to what has become the most successful vaccination campaign in history, and ‘no’ to the fight against the pandemic.
Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa made the following statement:
“Our AAPI community has suffered violence and threats throughout the year because of racist rhetoric like Ted Cruz’s remarks on Wednesday. Racist and hateful rhetoric like this has no place in Texas, let alone politicians supposed to serve Texans. However, this sadly comes as no surprise from Ted Cruz, who has stoked the flames of racism throughout the year, looked away as his constituents suffered throughout the pandemic and have literally hopped on a plane to Cancun as Texans froze at home.
“Time and time again, Texas Republicans are showing themselves for what they are: a massive threat to Texan public safety. Republican politicians have added fuel to the fire of racism. They mismanaged the pandemic to the point of leaving tens of thousands of Texans dead. They watched and did nothing during the winter storm. And instead of taking action to address these incredibly pressing issues, they’ve spent the entire legislative session putting people at risk, whether it’s cutting back on basic gun safety rules or cutting them down. deprive health care. If we’re to keep Texans safe, what we need to do couldn’t be clearer: defeat Republicans and elect more Democrats.