Jay Chen, a Democrat candidate running for Congress in district 45 in Orange County, California, (currently occupied by Communist Katie Porter), mocked GOP Rep. Michelle Steel’s accent.
Michelle Steel represents district 48 in Orange County, a wealthy coastal area in Southern California.
Recall, Republican Michelle Steel defeated Democrat incumbent Harley Rouda in Orange County’s 48th district in 2020.
Congresswoman Michelle Steel
Michelle Steel is a Korean-American and Jay Chen mocked her accent.
“You kind of need an interpreter to figure out exactly what she’s saying. The more she speaks, the better for us,” Jay Chen said of Michelle Steel.
Will Chen apologize for his horrendous comments?
— Torunn Sinclair (@TorunnSinclair) April 13, 2022
Michelle Steel’s spox condemned Chen’s comments, according to Fox News:
“America is a country built on immigrants,” the spokesperson said. “Michelle Steel is a first-generation Korean American who speaks English as her third language, and these despicable, racist comments from Jay Chen have absolutely no place in our community. Chen owes everyone an explanation, particularly following recent reports he continues backing the Chinese Communist Party’s Confucius Institutes in our educational system.”
District 45 represents the following cities in Orange County:
Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, and Rancho Santa Margarita, parts of Anaheim, Orange, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, and Trabuco Canyon.
Recall, Orange County, a traditionally conservative enclave in Southern California turned all blue after Democrats found hundreds of thousands of votes post election day in 2018.
Orange County Republicans Young Kim (District 39) and Michelle Steel (District 48) flipped two congressional seats red in 2020.