Rep. Grace Meng accuses Trump and Republicans of 'putting a bullseye on the back of Asian-Americans across this country'

Mar 18, 2021 - Business Insider

At a hearing Thursday about the rising wave of anti-Asian violence, GOP Rep. Chip Roy of Texas used his opening remarks to go on a tirade against the Chinese government.

In response, Democratic Rep. Grace Meng of New York accused Roy, former President Donald Trump, and other Republicans of "putting a bullseye on the back" of Asian-Americans by repeatedly using inflammatory rhetoric about the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I want to go back to something that Mr. Roy said earlier," the Democratic congresswoman said in her opening remarks. "Your president and your party and your colleagues can talk about issues with any other country that you want, but you don't have to do it by putting a bullseye on the back of Asian-Americans across this country, on our grandparents, on our kids...