Six Senators Are Making an attempt to Block a Invoice to Fight Hate Crime Violence Towards Asian Individuals

Six Senate Republicans are trying to block laws designed to help combat the rise in hate crime and violence against Asian Americans sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as a former president and members of his party who insist on them to be referred to as the “Chinese virus”.

Late on Wednesday afternoon, the Senate voted 92-6 to open a debate on the legislation known as the “COVID-19 Hate Crime Act”. Six Republicans voted against advancing the legislation to block its passage.

The six are Senators Tom Cotton (AR), Ted Cruz (TX), Josh Hawley (MN), Roger Marshall (KS), Rand Paul (KY) and Tommy Tuberville (AL).

92-6: Senate votes to move hate crime legislation against Asian Americans. 60 votes were required. 6 Republicans voted no to ending a filibuster on the COVID-19 Hates Crimes Act: Cotton, Cruz, Hawley, Marshall, Paul and Tuberville.

– Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) April 14, 2021

While a 92-6 vote at the beginning of the debate sounds promising, as reported by HuffPost, “its way forward remains bleak”:

“The Republicans only supported the first vote on condition that they would have the opportunity to table amendments. Your continued support will ultimately depend on Senate leaders being able to agree on what changes the chamber will consider in the coming days. “

Senators Cruz, Hawley, Marshall and Tuberville have been charged in various forms of supporting or contributing to the January 6 insurrection. Senators Cotton and Paul ignored video evidence of the uprising during the impeachment of former President Donald Trump on January 26th.

The post Six Senators Attempt to Block Bill to Combat Violence Against Asian Americans Through Hate Crimes first appeared in the New Civil Rights Movement.

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