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On Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 244-180 for a resolution condemning hatred against Asia after eight people, including seven Asian Americans, including six women, were shot dead in spas in Atlanta, Georgia a series of mass shootings of hate crimes Last month.
All 180 no votes were from the Republicans. No Democrats voted against the resolution.
The no-votes included Georgia Republican MPs Rick Allen, Andrew Clyde, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jody Hice, and Barry Loudermilk. Congressman Loudermilk represents part of the area where the killings took place.
244-180: House passed resolution “condemning the horrific shooting in Atlanta on March 16 and reaffirming House’s commitment to combating hate, bigotry and violence against the AAPI community”.
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– Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) May 19, 2021
The text is very simple.
“Condemn the horrific shootings in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16, 2021 and reaffirm the House of Representatives’ commitment to combating hatred, bigotry and violence against the Asian-American and Pacific island populations.”
The resolution reads: “The people of the United States mourn 8 innocent lives, 7 of whom were women, 6 women of Asian descent and several immigrants.” It lists the names of the victims: Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Yong Ae Yue, Soon Chung “Julie” Park, Hyun Jung Grant and Sun Cha Kim.
And features life-honoring details like this: “49-year-old Xiaojie ‘Emily’ Tan, a hardworking mother and owner of one of the spas, was a dedicated and caring business owner who survived from her daughter and husband. ”
And that: “63-year-old Yong Ae Yue was a mother of 2 sons who was known for her kindness and generosity and her love for her pet Shih Tzu.”
180 House Republicans have just voted against this resolution condemning the Atlanta shootings and hate crimes by AAPI, the 244-180 pic.twitter.com/FhK9BABEHe. have passed
– Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) May 19, 2021
The resolution also states that the House of Representatives “condemns the heinous and inexcusable acts of armed violence that have led to the tragic loss of 8 lives”, “condemns all racism and sexism in the choice of shooters to target Asian corporations and murders “. 7 women, 6 of whom were of Asian descent, “” honors the memory of the victims, expresses sincere condolences to their families, “and” reaffirms the US federal government’s commitment to combating hatred, bigotry and violence against Asian Americans “and Pacific Islanders and around to prevent tragedies like this from ever happening again. “