Cheers erupted in the Board of Supervisor’s chamber after a member of the public accused Board Chair Andrew Do of trying to turn “our country into a communist country.”
The incident happened during a public comment period when the meeting seemingly began being taken over by right wing evangelical voters.
Do fled Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon with his parents and is in his sixth year as a Supervisor. He is also a former prosecutor, judge and city councilperson from Garden Grove.
State Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) called the comments “deplorable,” “despicable” and “racist.”
“Attacking the Chair because of his Asian heritage and questioning his loyalty to this country serve as another painful reminder that there are still those here in Orange County who would traffic in the vilest and most disgusting types of anti-Asian racism,” Min said in a statement.
AsAmNews has reached out to Do for comment and will update this story as information becomes available.
(Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated when voters elected Do as a supervisor.)
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