A Republican congressional candidate in Texas said this week that she does not want Chinese immigrants to come to the United States, accusing them of spreading the coronavirus.
Sery Kim, who worked in the Small Business Administration during the Trump administration, made comments at a forum earlier this week for candidates to run for public seats in the suburbs of Dallas-Fort Worth.
Korean-American Kim Jong-il said of Chinese immigrants in a speech at the forum on Wednesday: “I don’t want them to be here at all.” “They stole our intellectual property rights and gave us the coronavirus. They won̵
The candidate added: “Frankly, because I am Korean, I can say so.”
Jin’s representative could not be contacted immediately on Friday.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Asian American Council condemned Kim’s remarks in a statement to NBC Dallas on Friday.
The organization said in a statement: “The DFW Asian American Council strongly condemns Sery Kim’s remarks.” “Racism and racial defamation, regardless of their origin, have no place in today’s society. Kim Jong-il is of North Korean descent, and she does not. Grant her permission to use harmful language against Chinese or any other race.”
The first confirmed case of Covid-19 in the United States was a 35-year-old man who had traveled to Snohomish County, Washington State, and Wuhan, China, and may have contracted other viruses as a result.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the first few coronavirus outbreaks in California and the East Coast were related to people who had just come from Europe, and they were likely to be infected in Europe.
Kim Jong ran for the late Ron Wright (Ron Wright) previously held the open seat of the sixth congressional district. The congressman died of Covid-19 complications earlier this year.
Wright won his second term in November and voted for the Democrat Stephen Daniel (Stephen Daniel) at 50.7%, reaching 45.9%.
This special election is scheduled to be held on May 1.
Sara G. Miller and Bianca Britton Contributed.