180 Home Republicans Simply Voted In opposition to Condemning Anti-Asian Hate After Atlanta Spa Shootings

Wednesday afternoon the U.S. House of Representatives voted between 244 and 180 to pass a resolution condemning anti-Asian hatred after eight people, including seven Asian Americans, six of whom were 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 Republicans. No Democrats voted against the resolution.

The no-votes included Georgia Republican officials 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 approved a resolution “condemning the horrific shootings 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 pretty simple.

“Condemn the horrific shootings in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16, 2021 and acknowledge the House of Representatives’ commitment to combating hatred, bigotry and violence against the Asian-American and Pacific islander communities.”

The resolution reads: “The people of the United States mourn the 8 lost innocent people, 7 of whom were women, 6 women of Asian descent and some immigrants.” It lists the names of the victims: Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Yong Ae Yue, Bald Chung “Julie” Park, Hyun Jung Grant and Sun Cha Kim.

And offers details that honor her life 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 is survived by her daughter and husband. ”

And that: “63-year-old Yong Ae Yue was the mother of two sons who were known for their kindness and generosity and their love for their pet, Shih Tzu.”

180 House Republicans have just voted against this resolution condemning the Atlanta shootings and the AAPI’s hate crimes that have passed between 244 and 180 pic.twitter.com/FhK9BABEHe

– 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 resulted in the tragic loss of 8 lives,” “condemns all racism and sexism in the choice of shooter against Asian-owned corporations and murder Hosts 7 women, 6 of whom were of Asian descent, commemorating the memory of the victims, offering their heartfelt condolences to their families, and reaffirming the federal government’s commitment to combating hatred, bigotry, and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and around to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again. “

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