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Senator Dave Min Releases statement on anti-Asian statements made at Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) released the following statement after anti-Asian statements were made at last night’s Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, directed at Supervisor and Board Chair Andrew Do:

“The comments made at last night’s Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting 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.

These types of deplorable racist comments, whether directed at elected officials or anyone else, are unacceptable and unbecoming of OUR values of inclusivity and tolerance. Orange County today is incredibly diverse, and this diversity makes our community and our economy stronger.

While I respect the right of every member of our community to freely express their views, that right also allows me as an elected official to unequivocally condemn these remarks as strongly as I can and to encourage all other good people here in Orange County to do the same. These comments are despicable, and those who made these comments should be ashamed of themselves.”

Editor’s Note: Supervisor Andrew Do is the current Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Supervisor for the First District, which covers part of Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Midway City, Santa Ana, and Westminster. According to the Census Bureau, the demographic breakdown of Orange County as of July 2019 is whites about 71% of the population (non-Hispanic or Latino 39.8%), Asians about 22%, and Hispanic/Latino about 34%. The Census information is available here:
https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/orangecountycalifornia