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Senate passes anti-Asian hate crime bill, Hawley casts lone ’no’ vote

Senate passes anti-Asian hate crime bill, Hawley casts lone ’no’ vote

The Senate passed a legislation seeking to track hate crimes against people of Asian origin by a 94–1 vote. The sole senator who voted against the bill was Josh Hawley (R-Missouri). Hawley justified his ’no’ vote by calling it ’too broad.’ He said that as a former prosecutor he believes that it would be dangerous to give the federal government an ’open-ended authority’ to a new class of crime.

Bitheag
Bitheag
Mutatis
Mutatis 3 weeks

"The Cruz-Kennedy amendment would prevent federal funding from going to colleges that “discriminated against Asian Americans in recruitment, application review or admissions.” I am completely unsurprised that this amendment was blocked from being attached to this bill.

R_Forde
R_Forde 3 weeks

Crimes should be prosecution for the laws they break. Thought or motivation crimes should not.

Brad
Brad 3 weeks

Today bill passes to drag Asians into race based class warfare due to inactivity. How they will be weaponized for democratic parties purposes against Republicans traditionally white support base is yet to be known. Coming up next, how can you consume more propaganda to think less. More at 11.

Eric
Eric 3 weeks

Please pass our bill for hate crime against a race and/or specific ethnicity while we continue to rid the system of systemic racism. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 identity politics.

Ronnie and mags
Ronnie and mags 3 weeks

Even if it disproportionately effects black Americans? I doubt it. Black people are higher up on the oppression hierarchy. Progressives will likely end up letting Asians suffer, then blame it on how successful they are and that they are too close to white.

Anna
Anna 3 weeks

Why do we need a specific bill for Asain american hate crimes? Aren't just all hate crimes in general illegal? I really dont think creating another new bill is going to do anything to change the mind of someone already committing these crimes.

The Big Dawg
The Big Dawg 3 weeks

Will this pave the way for specific bills against hatred for other specific groups that don't have special protection yet?

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 3 weeks

So no more Asian university admissions quotas based on race? F'ing 🤡🌎.

John
John 2 weeks

Something like this already exists and it's a hate crime. This whole bill is to pat themselves on the back like they actually did something about a literal non issue

Jellybean
Jellybean 2 weeks

Now pass a bill for hate crimes against whypepo and a bill for hate crimes against native Americans and a bill for hate crimes against Indians. Or just strike down all the racist hate crime laws, after realizing employing them is double jeopardy (prosecuted twice for the same crime) and against the constitution.

Rational ific
Rational ific 2 weeks

We can either pass a separate specific set of laws pertaining to each and every group, or we can have one set of laws for everyone, with punishments being harsher if the crime specifically targeted someone due to traits they were born with. So we can have an "assaulting an Australian Aborigine" law and a hundred others or we can have an "assault (with prejudice)" law.

Isaiah
Isaiah 2 weeks

Don't we already have hate crime laws? It seems like adding one that particularly focuses on race or group would just lead more people to single them out.

Stanley
Stanley 2 weeks

Hawley has already indicated that he is extremist. When he was attorney general of Missouri, I wrote his office about a church organization department aiding and abetting fraudulent parties, and they wouldn't investigate it.

Kraken Reality
Kraken Reality 2 weeks

Sooooo senate goes full raysis... Lmao you can't even make this up. Clown world ensues.

Yuri bezmenov
Yuri bezmenov 2 weeks

Youre inching closer to not being able to criticize ccp.

Mandraquex3000
Mandraquex3000 3 weeks

Not going to do anything... it's already a hate crime tip attack someone based on race. This is just feel good legislation

Madam I'm Adam
Madam I'm Adam 2 weeks

Well, thank goodness hate-crimes against Asians are illegal now.

Thimo
Thimo 2 weeks

CCP propaganda nothing else..

Glen
Glen 2 weeks

I thought it was already a crime. Why the pacifiers.

Vigerome
Vigerome 2 weeks

That title could be read in such a way that it has a very different meaning.

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