Congresswoman Maloney Condemns Anti-Asian Violence in Atlanta, GA
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), CAPAC Associate Member, joined with Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Members and House Democratic Leaders in mourning the victims of the Atlanta spa shootings and condemning anti-Asian violence. While authorities are still investigating the motive of the shooting, including whether it constitutes a hate crime, the deadly attack comes at a time when the Asian American community has already experienced an alarming rise in anti-Asian bigotry. Over the past year, 3,800 hate incidents against Asian Americans have been documented.
“I am horrified at the news coming out of Georgia at a time when we are already seeing a spike in anti-Asian violence. Six of these victims were Asian American women during a pandemic when Asian Americans have been attacked and harassed because of misinformation and xenophobia that wrongly blamed them for the COVID-19 virus. Incidents like these are why we must always call out bigotry and hate - wherever and whenever we see it. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.”