Meng Issues Statement on Anti-Asian Incident in Queens

Mar 10, 2021
Press Release

QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) issued the following statement after learning an Asian mother and her baby were spat on and called “Chinese virus”. Meng spoke with reporters this evening on this disturbing incident at Korean Community Services.

“I am appalled and furious to learn that an Asian mom and her baby were spat on and called “Chinese virus.” This is the epitome of disgusting and cowardice behavior. My heart goes out to the mom and her baby. Whoever perpetrated this incident must face consequences,” said Meng. “Unfortunately, there are no suspects. I’m urging folks who may have seen what happened to come forward and talk. We can only stop such incidents from happening in the future if we stand together and condemn anti-Asian hate and sentiment.”

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