Republican Serry Kim, who is running for a seat in North Texas parliament, said at the Candidate Forum that he did not want Chinese immigrants to come to the United States.
“I don’t want them here at all,” she said on Wednesday with some laughter and applause. “They steal our intellectual property. They give us the coronavirus. They are not responsible for themselves. Frankly, I can say that because I am Korean.”
As a child, Kim, whose parents emigrated from Seoul, South Korea to the United States, is vying to replace the late Congressman Ron Wright, who died in February after the fight against lung cancer and COVID-19. Kim is one of 11 Republicans competing for parliamentary seats at the US Small Business Administration under former President Donald Trump.
Twenty-three candidates are running in districts that include most of Arlington and Mansfield counties, and all of Ellis and Navarro counties. Kim was joined by Ron Wright’s wife, Republicans Susan Wright and Mike Eagan. The forum was hosted by Arlington’s Republican Women and the Arlington Republican Club.
In his opening remarks, Kim said, “Since China created the coronavirus at the Wuhan Institute, I lied and stayed at home for the past year and two months.” She then said that the House of Representatives’ priority should be “accountability to China.”
“I’m an Asian American. I’ve never felt discriminated against because I’m blaming China for the problems it actually caused,” she said. “They cause COVID. They steal our technology. They manipulate borders.”
Kim’s remarks first reported by The Dallas Morning News Hate crimes against Asians are on the rise. According to the Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center, 3,795 hate incidents were reported to the group between March 19 and February 28, 2020.
In an interview with Fort Worth Star Telegram, Kim explained that she was against all illegal immigrants and pointed out that her parents had been waiting for 10 years before legally moving to the United States. The Chinese party.
“We need to identify as a priority as a country where people are fleeing prosecution from the Chinese Communist Party,” she said. “Which people are … fleeing communism in North Korea? Who is fleeing sexual trafficking from the Northern Triangle?”
Asked about her remarks in the larger context of an attack on Asian Americans, Sherry said, “Just because the media began reporting last month, Asian American violence is not new and novel.” Said. She also said she received derogatory comments, including intimidation and racial slander, following her remarks.