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St Senator fires back at “all Chinese look alike” comment

Michigan State Senator Stephanie Chang called out a Republican witness who testified we need voter ID laws because “all Chinese look alike.”

As AsAmnews previously reported, the witness testified after being called by Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

“A lot of people think Indians look alike,” she said. “I think all Chinese people look alike. So, how would you tell? If some Chow show up, you can be anybody and you can vote.”

That woman has since been identified as Hima Kolanagireddy, an Indian American, by Michigan Live.

Chang, the first Asian American elected to the Michigan State Senate responded in a tweet.

“So we can add anti-Asian racism to this circus of a hearing full of lies and complete lack of knowledge of election processes?” Chang tweeted. “Great. What a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. We are in the middle of a pandemic. People are dying. We have problems to solve. End this circus.”

In an interview with Michigan Live, she elaborated.

“One of the things that’s really concerning is this is a South Asian American Woman who’s making these comments,” Chang said. “Aside from being racist, her argument makes no sense at all. If you think everyone looks the same, how is a photo ID going to help you?”

She also criticized Republican House Oversight Committee Chair Matt Hall for not stopping or refuting the pffensive comments.

Kolanagireddy made her comments during a committee hearing on voter fraud.

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