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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:40 PM

Missouri's Josh Hawley only senator to oppose anti-Asian hate crimes bill

Related: Senate OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans (Associated Press)

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Source: KMBC-TV

Missouri's Josh Hawley only senator to oppose anti-Asian hate crimes bill

Updated: 3:56 PM CDT Apr 22, 2021
KMBC 9 News Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Missouri's Sen. Josh Hawley was the only senator to vote against a bill to help combat hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The U.S. Senate passed the measure Thursday by a vote of 94-1.

The bill would expedite the review of hate crimes and provide support for law enforcement in response to thousands of violent incidents since the pandemic began.

"It's too broad. As a former prosecutor, my view is it's dangerous to simply give the federal government open-ended authority to define a whole new class of federal hate crime incidents," Hawley said in a statement to KMBC 9 News.


https://www.kmbc.com/article/missouris-josh-hawley-only-senator-to-oppose-anti-asian-hate-crimes-bill/36202795

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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:49 PM

1. But If HE was the victim of a Hate Crime....

We would have an anti-bad haircut hate crime bill the next day.

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