Senate Dems block amendment defunding universities that discriminate against Asian Americans | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Senate Dems block amendment defunding universities that discriminate against Asian Americans

Senate Democrats blocked an amendment to the new COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act that would have barred universities that discriminate against Asian Americans from accessing federal funding.

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and John Kennedy, R-La., co-sponsored the unsuccessful amendment, which would have banned federal funding from going to colleges and universities that discriminate against Asian American applicants when being recruited by schools or applying.

The senators released a joint statement after their amendment was shot down, blasting the Democrats’ votes against the measure as "an unbelievably cynical move."

"In an unbelievably cynical move, Senate Democrats blocked efforts to stop discrimination against Asian Americans in higher education, where racial bias has become all too common," the lawmakers said. "This amendment would bar funds from institutions that discriminate against Asian American students."

"Despite their calls to end racism, it is clear Democrats are only paying lip service to fighting discrimination against Asian Americans and will allow targeted discrimination against them to continue at America's universities and colleges," the pair added.

In remarks on the Senate floor, Cruz pointed out that the Department of Justice "was suing Yale for its discrimination against Asian Americans until the Biden administration dismissed that lawsuit."

"My amendment, simply put, would prohibit institutions of higher education from receiving any federal funding if they have a policy or if they engage in discrimination against Asian-Americans during recruitment, review of applications or admissions," Cruz continued.

Tags:

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA