The Washington Post reports:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) suggested Republicans won’t block legislation on combating the anti-Asian discrimination that spiked during the pandemic, but said there are amendments they’d like to see added to the bill.
“I can tell you as a proud husband of an Asian American woman. I think this discrimination against Asian Americans is a real problem,” McConnell said, referring to his wife, Elaine Chao, who served as transportation secretary in the Trump administration and labor secretary in the George W. Bush administration.
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McConnell signals support for anti-Asian American hate crime bill. “As a husband of an Asian-American woman, I think discrimination against Asian Americans is a real problem.” Says he wants an agreement on amendments before backing final passage
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 13, 2021