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Lawmaker won’t seek reelection, but won’t resign after outcry

By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent

An Asian American advocate says she’s not happy with a state lawmakers refusal to resign after using the “C” word, a racist anti-Asian slur.

Delaware State Rep Gerald Brady announced this morning that instead he will not seek reelection in 18 months.

He has represented Wilmington’s 4th District since 2006.

“I cannot in good conscience ask the voters to put their faith in me again after I betrayed theirs,” said Brady in a statement Monday.

Yushu Fu who launched the coalition Delaware Asian American Voice is not satisfied.

“We are still calling for his resignation. nothing less,” Fu said to AsAmNews in an email. “With this scandal he is unlikely to get reelected anyway.”

An uproad ensued when he sent an email accidentally to an advocate that he had intended for a friend.

During an exchange about cracking down on sex workers, Brady wrote ““Is the dude basically saying, if we provide free Blowjobs for Uncle Pervie there will be few rapes and few ch*nk broads will be shipped in CONEX containers to the Port of Wilmington??”

“I was angry. I’m still angry,” said Fu. “I feel like what he said was degrading and insulting for sure. After six people got shot in the Atlanta spa, this guy still says something like this. Frankly its just heartless.”

Fu’s husband, John Blouse, is supporting his wife’s efforts to raise enough money for billboards calling for Fu’s resignation.

“So what Rep brady said was that if Wilmington would allow legalized sex training, if there were more strip clubs, there would be fewer ch*nk broads.”

Fu who says she usually votes a straight Democratic ticket is angry at her party for not taking a tougher stand against Brady and supporting calls for his resignation.

The party instead, condemned his statement and ordered him to undergo sensitivity training.

Fu says the Asian American community in Delaware is small, but hopes with the support of the larger community nationwide, she can elevate this issue.

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