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Grassley commends Korean American judicial nominee for 'hard work ethic' of 'you and your people'
The Hill ^ | 10/06/21 05:49 PM EDT | BY CAROLINE VAKIL

Posted on 10/07/2021 2:48:38 AM PDT by RandFan

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is facing criticism after congratulating a Korean American judicial nominee on Wednesday, commenting on the “hard work ethic” of “you and your people.”

“What you said about your Korean background reminds me a lot of what my daughter-in-law of 45 years has said: ‘If I learned anything from Korean people, it’s a hard work ethic. And how you can make a lot out of nothing,’ ” the 88-year-old told judicial nominee Lucy Koh on Wednesday.

“So I congratulate you and your people,” he added.

Koh thanked the senator following the comments.

Grassley, who is running for reelection, garnered some criticism from some who argued that the comments were prejudicial and "harmful."

Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), the first Chinese American woman to be elected to Congress and also the chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, called out Grassley’s remarks as “harmful” and prejudiced.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 90to0; 9thcircuit; clownbammyjudge; lucykoh; ndcalifornia; ninthcircuit; obamajudge; odiousbamajudge

1 posted on 10/07/2021 2:48:38 AM PDT by RandFan
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To: RandFan

Grassley should double down and repeat that he finds Koreans to be honorable and hard-working people and that he finds the comments from the Chinese woman to be “inscrutable”.

2 posted on 10/07/2021 2:51:46 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (China is like the Third Reich. We are Mussolini's Italy. A weaker, Jr partner, good at losing wars.)
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To: RandFan

Another piece of human garbage sucking off the American teat for 50 years. Why can’t he get Covid?

3 posted on 10/07/2021 2:52:22 AM PDT by HYPOCRACY (Cornpop was a good dude.)
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To: RandFan

Grassley oversees the USPTO and enables
their corruption against the American people.
over and over reports went to him, and were deep sixed
to protect the transfer of US inventions to
other countries.

Grassley’s treasonous (GOP as usual)
actions slam Americans with the effective:
“You Americans so lose, both you and your people. FU.”

4 posted on 10/07/2021 3:02:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: RandFan

He should have replied to the (D), “I expected such a response, since your people tend to be quarrelsome, back-biting collectivists” and watched her head explode.

5 posted on 10/07/2021 4:01:21 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: RandFan

(*sigh*) And he’s running again.

6 posted on 10/07/2021 4:12:35 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: RandFan

Absolutely understand what he said. It was complimentary. Everyone who pays attention knows that, typically, Americans of Asian descent are hardworking and high achieving. Sorry if the rest of us don’t stand up quite as well in comparison. I can’t keep this straight. Are we supposed to notice race or are we to be colorblind? Why do we have to fill out our race on questionnaires? Is White the only race we should notice so we can call them privileged oppressors? Good grief, let’s quit allowing these people to divide us. By far most Americans are similar because of their beliefs and desires, not because of their race.

7 posted on 10/07/2021 4:39:09 AM PDT by Old Coach1
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To: Old Coach1

Different race, but youtube ‘Hattie McDaniel winning Best Supporting Actress’. She knew.

8 posted on 10/07/2021 5:24:17 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Diogenesis

Grassley is one of the reasons this country ison the brnk. I blame him, McConnell and the other lackeys above all.

Retire old man. He is the worst.

9 posted on 10/07/2021 5:49:34 AM PDT by ground_fog ( My God this was from today!S)
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To: ground_fog

In regards to Grassley, here’s his timeline in public service...

1959 - 1975: Iowa House of Representatives

1975 - 1981: US House of Representatives

1981 - Current: US Senate

Let’s put it this way - I was in high school when he was first elected to the US Senate. NO ONE and I mean NO ONE should ever hold public office for that long. It doesn’t matter if you have an R or D behind your name.

10 posted on 10/07/2021 6:45:52 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: RandFan

Well, of course liberals will not like this. They are racist against Asians. Any complimentary statement on the benefits of hard work are against their credo, too.

As to Chu — there is always one in the basket.

11 posted on 10/07/2021 7:18:41 AM PDT by bobbo666 (Baizuo)
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To: Theoria

“Uncle Remus, who said to Uncle Ben, You’re a credit to your rice. Never got a dinner!”

-Red Buttons

12 posted on 10/07/2021 7:21:35 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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