CAPAC Statement on Rep. Gooden’s Xenophobic Remarks on Fox News

Feb 23, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night in an appearance on Fox News, Rep. Lance Gooden’s (TX-05) questioned Rep. Judy Chu’s (CA-28) competency and loyalty to the United States. Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Members issued the following statement:

“Insinuating that Chair Chu is disloyal to the United States because she is Chinese American is categorically wrong. This type of racist targeting and profiling of Chinese Americans by right-wing extremists is not only xenophobic, it is incredibly dangerous. After centuries of being targeted for not being ‘American enough’ and viewed with suspicion based on looking ‘foreign,’ this type of insinuation and fear mongering only further endangers our communities. 

“We hope Republican House leadership will join us in condemning these kinds of attacks on Chinese Americans, elected or otherwise.”