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Kamala Harris Introduces Senate Resolution Calling ‘Chinese Virus’ Hate Speech

Kamala Harris Introduces Senate Resolution Calling ‘Chinese Virus’ Hate Speech

“The resolution — with co-sponsors including Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii — says public officials should denounce such rhetoric in any form.”

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As the coronavirus crisis continues, millions of Americans are now jobless. In various cities, people who have never needed or wanted public assistance are lining up at food banks.

What is Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) concerned about? The racism of the term “Chinese virus.”

Harris is actually pushing a resolution in the Senate to this effect.

Victor Morton reports at the Washington Times:

Kamala Harris introduces resolution condemning ‘Chinese Virus’ as racist

Sen. Kamala Harris wants this on the record — the term “Chinese Virus” is hate speech fueling attacks against Asians.

The California Democrat and failed 2020 presidential candidate has introduced a resolution condemning “all forms of Anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19.”

According to the Washington Free Beacon, such anti-Asian sentiment includes referring to the virus that originated in Wuhan, China, as the “Chinese Virus” or the “Wuhan Virus.”

People also should not refer to the resulting illness as “Kung Flu,” Senate Resolution 580 states.

The resolution — with co-sponsors including Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii — says public officials should denounce such rhetoric in any form.

“It also calls on law enforcement officials to investigate, document, and prosecute the perpetrators of hate crimes against Asian Americans,” the Free Beacon wrote.

From the resolution:

Whereas, on February 27, 2020, the Secretary of Health and Human Services stated, “ethnicity is not what causes the novel coronavirus” and that it is inappropriate and inaccurate to call COVID–19 the “Chinese virus”;

Whereas, on February 28, 2020, Dr. Mitch Wolfe, the Chief Medical Officer of the CDC, said, “stigma is the enemy of public health”;

Whereas, on March 10, 2020, Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the CDC, testified that use of the term “Chinese coronavirus” is wrong and inappropriate;

Americans who are worried about how they’re going to feed their children can take comfort in the fact that this deeply important issue is being addressed.

We’ve seen similar speech policing from the San Antonio City Council, Michigan State University, and the University of Texas.

Twitchy has collected some Twitter reactions to this development:

This is a complete waste of time. People are struggling with real life and death issues. Virtue-signaling from progressive lawmakers should be deemed non-essential.

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2smartforlibs | May 24, 2020 at 12:07 pm

Don’t see the WUHAN FLU bill gaining ground.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to 2smartforlibs. | May 24, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Good.

    There is no hate speech
    but there are Democrat Party TRAITORS.

    How much COMMUNIST Chinese Money have Kamala and Lissie taken?????

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | May 24, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      Fyi

      How China Built a Twitter Propaganda Machine Then Let It Loose on Coronavirus

      https://www.propublica.org/article/how-china-built-a-twitter-propaganda-machine-then-let-it-loose-on-coronavirus/amp

      Since August 2019, ProPublica has tracked more than 10,000 suspected fake Twitter accounts involved in a coordinated influence campaign with ties to the Chinese government. Among those are the hacked accounts of users from around the world that now post propaganda and disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, the Hong Kong protests and other topics of state interest. They included a professor in North Carolina; a graphic artist and a mother in Massachusetts; a web designer in the U.K.; and a business analyst in Australia. (It is unclear whether the current fake account holders hacked the accounts themselves or purchased them from elsewhere.) Suspected Chinese operatives have stepped up their efforts in recent days, according to private messages shared with ProPublica, offering influential Chinese-speaking Twitter users cash for favorable posts.

      These efforts appear to be aimed at disparate audiences outside the country. Most of the posts we found are in Chinese and appear aimed at influencing the millions of ethnic Chinese who live outside of China’s borders. Others are in English. The tweets are seen by few people living in China; the Great Firewall blocks Twitter from the Chinese internet, though tech-savvy domestic users find workarounds.

      Twitter is well aware of China’s influence operations. In August and September, the platform announced that it had suspended more than 5,000 suspected Chinese state-controlled accounts and released data about them. Twitter also banned around 200,000 related accounts that had been created but were not yet very active.

      This is a very good bill since is shows which country Kathleen Harris pledges allegence to – and the rest of the democratic/communist party

    redc1c4 in reply to 2smartforlibs. | May 24, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    everyone should just start calling it the “ChiCom Crud”…

Albigensian | May 24, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Perhaps she and her colleages could establish a national hotline where children can denounce their parents, should they overhear them engaging in “hate speech.”

Volunteers could then call these parents to discuss the matter, and post a spreadsheet online somewhere online that names the names of the more recalcitrant?

Perhaps they could call it “tolerance outreach.”

So will ‘Spanish Flu’ become hate speech, too?

Also, what is the legal definition of ‘hate speech’?

Will someone ask Kneepads Harris?

    Milhouse in reply to JHogan. | May 24, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Also, what is the legal definition of ‘hate speech’?

    There isn’t one. It isn’t a legal term, and this resolution (if it were to pass) wouldn’t make it one.

    This is not a proposed law, it’s a proposed resolution of the senate, which is just the senate stating its opinion. Everyone is free to ignore the senate’s opinions, especially if they’re as stupid as this one. Fortunately I can’t see the R majority going along with this, so it won’t even be the senate’s opinion, just that of a minority of senators.

    henrybowman in reply to JHogan. | May 25, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    The definition of “hate speech” is the same as the definition of “assault weapon.” It’s “anything we want to ban in direct violation of any article of the Bill of Rights.”

What is Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) concerned about? The racism of the term “Chinese virus.”
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No, she’s concerned about the “imaginary” racism of calling a virus by the name of where it originated, which is something that has been done for centuries.

Did Kammy sponsor a resolution calling it “racist” to refer to Lyme disease as Lyme disease, since it came from Lyme, Connecticut? Did she rail against calling the Spanish flu the Spanish flu? What about all those poor hispanics who might feel offended? Don’t they matter to Kammy?

The fact that the senate is wasting time on this kind of virtue-signalling idiocy just reinforces what a fundamentally unserious bunch of do-nothing fools they are. And Harris is one of the worst of the rotten lot.

#HateLovesAbortion

I’m old and am from a time when you were taught to respect educated people as they were (allegedly) intelligent, thoughtful, well reasoned, logical and insightful. Sadly everyday someone like Sen Harris does something so devastatingly ignorant that I feel the need to wonder when did we stop being serious or even adult.

    If only she was “intolerant”.

    She’s a megalomaniac fascist, angry because she is where she is solely because of her sexual services.

    At least Monica Lewinsky was humble.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to WillS68. | May 25, 2020 at 9:18 am

    “respect educated people as they were (allegedly) intelligent, thoughtful, well reasoned, logical and insightful.”

    Before Affirmative BS this was probably true much of the time. Today, there are so many people holding sham degrees, that we have to assume that “educated people” are often nothing more than articulate BS artists.

I suppose Flu Manchu is out of the question? Come to think of it, wasn’t spreading a deadly virus actually the plot of an old Christopher Lee Fu Manchu movie?

“The [Congressional] resolution — with co-sponsors including Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii — says public officials should denounce such rhetoric in any form.”

“Congress shall make NO law . . . abridging the freedom of speech” (emphasis added)

Is it possible that these public officials are violating their Article VI oath to support the Constitution?

Doesn’t 5 USC section 3331 (enacted pursuant to Article VI) read,

An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath: “I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” This section does not affect other oaths required by law.

Would I be mistaken in thinking that perhaps Harris and Democrats aren’t Americans since they are turning their backs on the very basis of the American Republic?

/s

    rocky71 in reply to pfg. | May 24, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Many have suspected that very same for decades…

    Milhouse in reply to pfg. | May 24, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    “Congress shall make NO law . . . abridging the freedom of speech” (emphasis added)

    So? This is neither a proposed law nor does it propose to do anything to the freedom of speech.

    Is it possible that these public officials are violating their Article VI oath to support the Constitution?

    No, it is not possible. How are they violating it? This proposed resolution is stupid, but it is not in any way unconstitutional. On the contrary, the senate has the same right as any individual to express its opinion, however stupid, on any subject. And senators have the right to propose stupid opinions to the rest of the senate, which has the right to adopt or reject them.

      Char Char Binks in reply to Milhouse. | May 25, 2020 at 10:08 pm

      It’s putting in words, formally, in a resolution, their intention of breaking their oath of office. They are domestic enemies, showing their true faith and allegiance.

    henrybowman in reply to pfg. | May 25, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    One of the biggest (intentional) failures of the Bill of Rights is that it prescribes no actual penalties for violating it.

Hmm… Would it be possible to get some Senator to introduce a resolution calling Kamala Harris “too stupid to be allowed out of the house without close, adult supervision”?

    Not if they don’t want to get into a heap of trouble.

    Reminds me, though, of the debate prior to the confirmation vote to make Jeff Sessions AG. Liz Warren deliberately said things to impugn Sessions’ character (referencing things from when he was nominated to be a federal judge), got called out on it, and the presiding officer told her to cut it out because impugning a senator’s character is a no-no and Sessions was still a senator.

    She had obviously planned this because not long after she did it again and this time around she was told to immediately stop talking and sit down. That also meant she was unable to speak on the Senate floor for the rest of the day. Almost instantly the rookie senator from CA, Kamala Harris, got up, proclaimed how awful the ruling was, and appealed it. So the Senate had to have a roll call vote on whether Warren was out of line and deserved to sit down for the rest of the day. It was a party line vote (Sessions did not vote) and Warren was done for the day.

    And if I recall, that’s how we got the whole “She persevered” thing.

    She’s no brain trust, but she’s not quite Enema Sullivan dumb: she understands what she is doing is treason.

    Milhouse in reply to Rusty Bill. | May 24, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    No, such a resolution would be out of order because it directly insults a sitting senator. Other than that it would be fine. It would certainly be true.

      henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | May 25, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      So, immediate penalty for insulting a Senator, no penalty for raping the Bill of Rights. Witness our government’s priorities and be enlightened.

        rangerrebew in reply to henrybowman. | May 25, 2020 at 4:03 pm

        We no longer have a bill of rights, except on paper. Oh, politicians make use of it for their graft but generally only use a reference to it during the election cycles as it makes them sound patriotic. Republicans are not overly patriotic but democrats are decidedly anti-patriotic.

        They are against marriage, families, the military, rule of law which means Constitution and Bill of Rights, true education, individual initiative, science unless it promotes their whacky beliefs, free speech, or anything which conflicts with their views.

Freddie Sykes | May 24, 2020 at 1:19 pm

I agree: it is not the Chinese Virus, it’s the China Virus. Name it for the country of origin, not the people of that country. That is why we call Ebola after an African river rather than the people living on that river and Lyme Disease after a New England city not the people in that city.

Do not be lazy but use the full name: the Chinese Communist Party virus.

    LibraryGryffon in reply to Freddie Sykes. | May 24, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    So Wuhan Flu (or WuFlu) should be just fine, since it’s a place!

    Milhouse in reply to Freddie Sykes. | May 24, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    “Chinese” is not people, it’s the adjective for the place. A virus that comes from China is a Chinese virus.

    My objection to the term “Chinese virus” is that it’s not specific enough. There are dozens of Chinese viruses. “The Chinese virus” is like “the Democrat lie”; saying it is useless because the listener is left wondering which one. That’s why I prefer “Wuhan Disease”, or WuFlu, or similar variants. There aren’t a lot of other viruses that come from Wuhan.

      henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | May 25, 2020 at 3:47 pm

      Lots of viruses “come from” China, but this is the only one we know of “made by” China.

      Yup, not yet officially acknowledged or reported by governments infested with the soulmates of Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, but just call me Madame Lazonga and be patient.

Since this is an S. Res. (Senate Resolution), if it somehow passed the Senate nothing more will happen to it besides the press releases and being in the record as having passed the Senate. It does not go to the House, nor does it have any force of law. It’s basically, “We the Senate think ________”.

The S. Res. is mostly used to express support for or declare a day or month, like “ALS Awareness Month” or “National Bison Day” or “Gold Star Families Day”, to congratulate winning sports teams, and the like. Less often it’s used to make a statement on a national or international issue. Most of the time they are passed by voice vote or unanimous consent, and very rarely by roll call.

The House largely stopped doing these types of resolutions several years ago.

    p in reply to p. | May 24, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    I’ll add that Harris’ resolution did get “hotlined” in order to see if any senators objected to the resolution passing by voice vote or unanimous consent. Obviously there was at least senator who objected. So either she can try to force a roll call on it, amend it so the objections go away, or just let it sit there.

buckeyeminuteman | May 24, 2020 at 1:42 pm

Let’s strike “White Privilge” from the public vernacular while we’re at it. It’s incredibly racist.

The phrase “Senator Kamala Harris” is hate speech, expressing contempt for the liberty of all American citizens.

I’d have thought it would be funny when parody becomes reality … but no, it isn’t. It’s maddening.

In discussing Covid with my liberal musician friends, I expressed relief it was Trump and not a dem in charge of managing the response. For surely the dems would spend more time deflecting for China and scolding everyone who calls it the Wuhan virus than coming up with a plan to treat it. My friends were defensive of course.

Leave it to one of the weakest minds in the Senate to come up with yet another worthless resolution to scold and control us deplorables. My only surprise is it wasn’t co-sponsored by Patty Murray.

southern commenter | May 24, 2020 at 1:55 pm

Harris herself is hate speech.

When your sole qualification for your job is that you performed sex acts on one man (name: Willie Brown: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Brown_(politician)), you tend to be used for saying these kinds of stupid things on behalf of hostile foreign powers.

It’s called: treason.

Turns out that harris is useful for more than just a lewinski.

We should call it what it is, the Wuhan-Democrat Virus. Yeah, it’s still hate speech, but it’s accurate hate speech.

If you see her as I do, you will be able to bear having most anyone else on the ticket. It will be good for your equanimity.

Ms. Harris helped usher in the Age of False Witness at the Kavanaugh hearings; and she believes in the holiness of late-term abortions, despite the 2013 study that shows that many such abortions are of healthy fetuses and healthy mothers.

She strikes me as the worst human being in the field.

Of course the bill is dead on arrival. It is virtue signalling. Harris is making it clear to all who will listen that she loves China more than she loves the United States of America. Well done Comrade Harris.

rangerrebew | May 24, 2020 at 3:40 pm

Sometimes it is just da*n hard to look at democrats as Americans. I think she has presented much worse hate speech toward Trump than this, way worse than this. What I really detest is they are willing to cut off their noses to spite their faces (sink America) if they feel they can do something to make Trump look bad.

Pandering moron.

Dilbert Deplorable | May 24, 2020 at 4:58 pm

Maybe we should introduce a bill to make it punishable by death any fuktarded whoooore to claim anything is “hate speech’.

ChiCom virus works for me. Willie Brown’s blow-up doll can lump it.

George_Kaplan | May 24, 2020 at 6:22 pm

Does ‘the Cuomo Cold’ or ‘New York Flu’ count as hate speech? Is it only racist if it ‘bad mouths’ Beijing or is it racist if it insults anyone and anything associated with the Left? How far does privilege extend?

    artichoke in reply to George_Kaplan. | May 25, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    “Cuomo Cold” I hadn’t heard that one yet, but I’ll remember and use it. Kirsten Gillibrand will probably try to prevent you from saying that one, but she hasn’t yet to her credit.

How many small businesses in California are owned by someone of Chinese descent? How much have they lost over the last 60 days or so?

They are your constituents Kamala. Do you really think that your peacocking resolution is the foremost thing in their minds right now? Get real.

I don’t particularly care what that dimwit Harris has to say. She might think she has tremendous influence but as her recent failed campaign reveals, she doesn’t.

I recall that Maizie Hirona was the Nip who carried on about how women were always to be believed–except when a Demo-socialist was the accused.

    artichoke in reply to JAB. | May 25, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    No senator from Hawaii has ever been any better. Daniel Inouye did some major coverup.

Harris learned all about dirty politics working under Willie.

Everything Kamala Harris says is hate speech directed against political opponents.

It would be a disaster to have any one of that troika in the White House even as VP.

Char Char Binks | May 25, 2020 at 10:02 pm

There’s plenty of enthusiasm for curtailing our free speech rights from the very people prohibited from doing so by the Constitution.

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