Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday indicated that he would be fast-tracking two pieces of legislation which would target other Americans in the name of fighting ‘hate crimes’ and ‘domestic terrorism.’
As The Hill reports:
Schumer fast-tracked two bills to the Senate calendar, making them available for an eventual floor vote. The first measure, sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), would bolster resources for combating hate crimes against Asian Americans, while the second bill, from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), would counter “the threat of domestic terrorism and violent white supremacy.”…
Schumer on Tuesday pointed to rhetoric from former President Trump, who often referred to COVID-19 as the “China virus.” The coronavirus was first detected in China.
“The poison of racism has always existed in America but over the past four years it seems to have found new life. There is no question that the former president, Donald Trump, through word and deed fanned the flames of racial bias in our country. It’s not a coincidence that it’s worse now than it’s been before,” he said.
Schumer added that Trump’s rhetoric “led to all sorts of verbal and physical assaults on Asian Americans.”
It seems that Senate Democrats are now attempting to use their personal dislike for former President Trump to pass an incredibly vague and overreaching pair of laws to target and victimize his supporters.