California GOP Reps. Young Kim and Michelle Steel, both of Korean descent, have pulled their endorsements of Sery Kim, a candidate in the race to replace Ron Wright in Texas’ 6th Congressional District.
Kim, a Korean immigrant who worked in former President Donald Trump’s administration, confirmed Friday that she had lost the backing of the trailblazing Korean members of the U.S. House.
During an Arlington forum Wednesday, Kim had criticized Chinese immigrants.
“I don’t want them here at all,” she said. “They steal our intellectual property, they give us coronavirus, they don’t hold themselves accountable.”
She added: “Quite frankly, I can say that because I’m Korean.”
After her comments went viral, Kim explained that she had been criticizing the Chinese government. Kim has been flooded with criticism, as well as social media posts that threaten and mock her.
On Thursday, in a statement to CNN, the lawmakers of Korean descent called Kim’s comments “hurtful.”
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SOURCE: The Dallas Morning News, Gromer Jeffers Jr