Texas Rep Campaign Ad Claims It's All China's Fault

Barbara Schwarz
April 02, 2020 - 3:04 pm
Texas Flag

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Republican Kathaleen Wall is in a runoff for a Tx 22 congressional seat, in Fort Bend County south of Houston. 

Her ad begins with the words "China poisoned our people. President Trump has the courage to call it what it is, after which the president says "The Chinese Virus."

Sri Preston Kulkarni, the Democratic candidate for that office says there have been 650 incidents of hate crimes against Asian Americans in the past week.  "We have a huge Asian-American population right now that would be under threat from these kind of crimes, and to do this, to double-down on this and say yes, we got to call things the Chinese Virus and we have to focus on the Asian-American community as a target, I think that's extremely dangerous and irresponsible."

He adds Fort Bend is an extremely diverse county.

Last month a 19-year-old Midland man was accused of trying to stab three members of an Asian family at a Sam's Club store.  His victims included a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old child.  Jose Gomez is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder, and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,

The ad continues and says Wall will cut off aid, trade and support to China and calls China a "criminal enterprise."

Wall received 19.4 percent of the vote in the March third primary.  Former Fort Bend County Sheriff Trop Nehls got 40.5 percent.