Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) is doubling down on his attacks on Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) based on her Chinese heritage. After being called out by colleagues on both sides of the aisle for previous comments against Chu, Gooden tweeted Sunday night that “It’s not ‘xenophobic’ to question where her loyalty lies.”
Speaking last week on Fox News, Gooden said of Chu: “I question her either loyalty or competence.” Gooden also said that Chu should be barred from access to classified information. Chu was born in Los Angeles.
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), chair of the House’s new select committee on China, pushed back, calling Gooden’s comments “out of bounds.” Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) the panel’s ranking member, said he found the comments “offensive as an Asian American myself.”
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Voted AGAINST committee to investigate China.
Named ‘Honorary Chairwoman’ of CCP front group.
It’s not ‘xenophobic’ to question where her loyalty lies.https://t.co/Pu8bQKzFJQ
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) February 27, 2023
WTF is wrong with you?!
— Rep. Jared Huffman (@JaredHuffman) February 27, 2023